Trai: 6 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Trai (त्रै).—1 Ā. (trāyate, trāta or trāṇa) To protect, preserve, rescue or save from, defend from (usually with abl.); क्षतात्किल त्रायत इत्युदग्रः क्षत्रस्य शब्दो भुवनेषु रूढः (kṣatātkila trāyata ityudagraḥ kṣatrasya śabdo bhuvaneṣu rūḍhaḥ) R.2.53; Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 2.4; Manusmṛti 9.138; Bhaṭṭikāvya 5.54;15.12. -with परि (pari) to save &c.; परित्रायस्व, परित्रायस्व (paritrāyasva, paritrāyasva) (in dramas).

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

Trai (त्रै).—[(ṅa) traiṅ] r. 1st cl. (trāyate) To preserve, to protect, to cherish, to defend, &c. E. bhvā0 ā0 saka0 aniṭ .

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

Trai (त्रै).—see trā.

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

Trai (त्रै):—[class] 1. [Ātmanepada] trāyate ([imperative] yatām, 2. sg. yasva and trāsva [plural] yadhvam and trādhvam, [Ṛg-veda]; [Epic] trāti, trātu, trāhi; [Aorist] [subjunctive] trāsate, 2. [dual number] trāsāthe Prec. trāsīthām, [Ṛg-veda]; [infinitive mood] trātum, [Mahābhārata] etc.; [indeclinable participle] trātvā, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ii, 7, 9])

—to protect, preserve, cherish, defend, rescue from ([genitive case] or [ablative]);—cf. pari-, saṃ-.

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

Trai (त्रै):—[(-ṅa) trāyate] 1. a. To preserve.

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

Trai (त्रै) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Tāa.

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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