Prota: 11 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Prot.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Prota (प्रोत) refers to “(being) sewn” (onto a thread), according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 9.5-11, while explaining the universality of Amṛteśa]—“Amṛteśa is supreme. He is free of disease. His nature is inherent, fully enumerated, constant, eternal, and immovable. [He has] no form or color, and is the highest truth. Because of that, he is omnipresent. The splendid Deva delights in all āgamas, pervades all mantras, and grants all siddhis. In this way, he is like a transparent crystal sewn onto a colored thread (protayadvat tantau protaṃ sitādike), always reflected with its color, [and] seeking [to] look like this and that. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prota (प्रोत).—p. p. [pra-ve-syūtau-kta saṃprasāraṇam]

1) Sewn, stitched; तटाभिघातादिव लग्नपङ्के धुन्वन् मुहुः प्रोतघने विषाणे (taṭābhighātādiva lagnapaṅke dhunvan muhuḥ protaghane viṣāṇe) Kumārasambhava 7.49.

2) Extended lengthwise or perpendicularly (opp. ota).

3) Tied, bound, fastened; प्रासप्रोतप्रवोरोल्बणरुधिरपरा (prāsaprotapravorolbaṇarudhiraparā) ...... Mv.6.33.

4) Pierced, transfixed; शूले प्रोतः पुराणर्षिरचौर- श्चौरशङ्कया (śūle protaḥ purāṇarṣiracaura- ścauraśaṅkayā) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 1.63.92; शल्यप्रोतं प्रेक्ष्य सकुम्भं मुनिपुत्रं तापा- दन्तःशल्य इवासीत् क्षितिपोऽपि (śalyaprotaṃ prekṣya sakumbhaṃ muniputraṃ tāpā- dantaḥśalya ivāsīt kṣitipo'pi) || R.9.75.

5) Passed or come through; तरुच्छिद्रप्रोतान् (tarucchidraprotān) i. e. (candrakiraṇān) बिसमिति करी संकलयति (bisamiti karī saṃkalayati) K. P.19.

6) Set, inlaid; Mv.1.35.

7) Joined, connected; मयि सर्वमिदं प्रोतं सूत्रे मणिगणा इव (mayi sarvamidaṃ protaṃ sūtre maṇigaṇā iva) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 7.7.

-tam A garment, woven cloth.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prota (प्रोत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Sewn or stitched. 2. Tied, strung. 3. Set, inlaid. 4. Impaled. 5. Joined, connected. n.

(-taṃ) Cloth, clothes. E. pra before, ve to weave or sew, aff. kta .

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

Prota (प्रोत).—[adjective] tied, strung; pierced, put on (a spit); set, inlaid.

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

1) Prota (प्रोत):—[from pra-vayaṇa > pra-ve] a See sub voce

2) b mfn. ([from] pra + uta, or ūta; √ve) sewed ([especially] with the threads lengthwise, and opp. to ota cf. under ā-√ve, p.156)

3) strung on, fixed on or in, put or sticking in ([locative case] or [compound]), [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) set, inlaid, [Mahābhārata]

5) contained in ([locative case]), pervaded by ([instrumental case]), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad]

6) fixed, pierced, put on (a spit), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) m. n. woven cloth, clothes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prota (प्रोत):—[pro+ta] (taṃ) 1. n. Cloth. p. Sewn; tied; inlaid; joined, united.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prota (प्रोत) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Poa, Poia.

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Prota in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prota (प्रोत) [Also spelled prot]:—(a) permeated (used in Hindi only as the second member in the compound [ota-prota].)

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prōta (ಪ್ರೋತ):—

1) [adjective] joined or fastened with statches made with needle and thread; sewn.

2) [adjective] joined, brought or fastened together.

3) [adjective] set into the surface (as to make a design); inlaid.

4) [adjective] pricked; pierced.

5) [adjective] laid lengthwise on a loom.

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Prōta (ಪ್ರೋತ):—[noun] a piece of woven cloth.

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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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