Preta: 23 definitions

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Preta has 21 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pret.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Preta (प्रेत):—(partic. von 3. i mit pra) adj. subst. gestorben, ein Verstorbener [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 10, 5, 2, 13. 14, 8, 11, 1. 6, 7, 6.] [ĀŚV. GṚHY. 4, 2. 3.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 4, 1, 23.] nītā mayā pretavaśaṃ (so v. a. pretarājavaśaṃ) tavānujāḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 17315. 1, 4889. 4893.] Vgl. auch u. 3. i mit pra . m. die Seele eines Verstorbenen, Geist, Gespenst [Amarakoṣa 1, 2, 2, 2. 3, 4, 14, 62.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 168.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1358.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 180.] [Medinīkoṣa t. 37.] [Halāyudha 3, 3.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 59. 71. fg.] [Bhagavadgītā 17, 4.] [Arjunasamāgama 10, 48.] gaṇāḥ [Mahābhārata 3, 12650.] śuśruvurdāruṇā vācaḥ pretānāmiva [6, 1775. 4164. 7, 7688.] piśācayoḥ [Mahābhārata 13, 732.] [Suśruta 1, 114, 8. 116, 1. 117, 9.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 2, 14.] kṣutparikṣāmajanapretakulākula (prākāro nirayasyeva) [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 20.] [Rgva tch’er rol pa ed. Calc. 302, 7. 313, 11. 384, 15.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 54. fg.] [Burnouf 203.] [WASSILJEW 179. 196. 308.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 3, 125.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 299 (69).]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Preta (प्रेत):——

1) Adj. verstorben.

2) m. — a) ein Verstorbener. — b) die Seele eines Verstorbenen , Geist , Gespenst.

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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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