Putrakaputra, Putrakāputra, Putraka-putra: 1 definition



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Putrakāputra (पुत्रकापुत्र).—

1) a daughter's son who by agreement becomes the son of her father; see Ms.9.127; अभ्रातृकां प्रदास्यामि तुभ्यं कन्यामलंकृताम् । अस्यां यो जायते पुत्रः स मे पुत्रो भवेदिति (abhrātṛkāṃ pradāsyāmi tubhyaṃ kanyāmalaṃkṛtām | asyāṃ yo jāyate putraḥ sa me putro bhavediti) || Vasiṣṭhasmṛti.

2) a daughter who, being regarded as a son, returns to her father's house; (putrikaiva putraḥ; athavā putrikaiva sutaḥ putrikāsutaḥ so'pyaurasasama eva Mitā. on Y.2.128).

3) a grandson

Derivable forms: putrakāputraḥ (पुत्रकापुत्रः).

Putrakāputra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms putrakā and putra (पुत्र). See also (synonyms): putrikāputra, putrakāsuta, putrikāsuta.

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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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