Prithi, Pṛthi, Pṛthī: 6 definitions


Prithi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Pṛthi and Pṛthī can be transliterated into English as Prthi or Prithi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Vedic index of Names and Subjects

Pṛthi (पृथि) or Pṛthī or Pṛthu is the name of a semi-mythical personage who is mentioned in the Ṛgveda and later as a Ṛṣi, and more specially as the inventor of agriculture and the lord of both worlds, of men and of animals. He bears in several passages the epithet Vainya, ‘descendant of Vena’, and must probably be regarded as a culture hero rather than as a real man. According to other accounts, he was the first of consecrated kings. Cf. Parthiva.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthi (पृथि).—m. A proper name, Chr. 297, 15 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 15.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pṛthi (पृथि).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pṛthi (पृथि):—[from pṛth] m. Name of a man (protected by the Aśvins, according to, [Sāyaṇa] a Rājarṣi), [Ṛg-veda] (Cf. pṛthī, pṛthu; pārtha, thya.)

2) Pṛthī (पृथी):—[from pṛth] m. ([nominative case] thī [dative case] thyai or thaye [genitive case] thyās) Name of a mythical personage with the [patronymic] Vainya (said to have been the first anointed sovereign of men, to have ruled also the lower animals, and to have introduced the arts of husbandry into the world; he is enumerated among the Ṛṣis and said to be the author of [Ṛg-veda x, 148]), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa] (cf. pṛthi, pṛthu; pārtha).

[Sanskrit to German]

Prithi in German

context information

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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