Prithatanaya, Pṛthātanaya, Pritha-tanaya: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Pṛthātanaya can be transliterated into English as Prthatanaya or Prithatanaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pṛthātanaya (पृथातनय).—an epithet of the first three Pāṇḍava princes, but generally applied only to Arjuna; अश्वत्थामा हत इति पृथासूनुना स्पष्टमुक्त्वा (aśvatthāmā hata iti pṛthāsūnunā spaṣṭamuktvā) Ve.3.9; अभितस्तं पृधासूनुः स्नेहेन परितस्तरे (abhitastaṃ pṛdhāsūnuḥ snehena paritastare) Kirātārjunīya 11.8.

Derivable forms: pṛthātanayaḥ (पृथातनयः).

Pṛthātanaya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pṛthā and tanaya (तनय). See also (synonyms): pṛthāja, pṛthāsuta, pṛthāsūnu.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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