Pritipatra, Prītipātra, Priti-patra: 4 definitions


Pritipatra 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pritipatra in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prītipātra (प्रीतिपात्र) refers to the “object of one’s love”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing the words of Śiva [the Gods] nervously at one another and spoke before the lord one by one. [...] [The night said]:—They never let the boy go out of their sight. He is the object of their love (prītipātra), dearer to them than their own lives. Verily he who nurtures, possesses the son. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pritipatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prītipātra (प्रीतिपात्र).—an object of love, any beloved person or object.

Derivable forms: prītipātram (प्रीतिपात्रम्).

Prītipātra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prīti and pātra (पात्र).

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

Prītipātra (प्रीतिपात्र):—[=prīti-pātra] [from prīti > prī] n. an object of affection, a beloved person or thing, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pritipatra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prītipātra (ಪ್ರೀತಿಪಾತ್ರ):—[adjective] dearly loved; beloved.

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Prītipātra (ಪ್ರೀತಿಪಾತ್ರ):—[noun] a beloved man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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