Putrikasuta, Putrikāsuta, Putrika-suta: 3 definitions

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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Shodhganga: The Vyavaharadhyaya of the Yajnavalkyasmriti

Putrikāsuta (पुत्रिकासुत) refers to one of the twelve types of sons (putra) defined in the Vyavahārādhyāya of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti verse 2.128-132.—The son of an appointed daughter is called Putrikāsuta, who is equal to the Aurasa son.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Putrikāsuta (पुत्रिकासुत).—

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: putrikāsutaḥ (पुत्रिकासुतः).

Putrikāsuta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms putrikā and suta (सुत). See also (synonyms): putrakāputra, putrikāputra, putrakāsuta.

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

Putrikāsuta (पुत्रिकासुत):—[=putrikā-suta] [from putrikā > putra] m. a d°’s son, a grandson, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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