प्रतिसर a. Dependent, subject. -रः, -रम् 1 A cord or ribbon worn round the wrist or neck as an amulet. -2 An ornament. -3 A watch, guard. -4 Assailing, an attack. -रः 1 A servant, follower; विजये त्वर्यतां लेखः प्रतिसराय Pratijñā. -2 A bracelet, marriage-string; स्रस्तोरगप्रतिसरेण करेण पाणिः (अगृह्यत) Ki.5.33; (= कौतुकसूत्र); Māl.5.18. -3 A garland, wreath. -4 Day-break. -5 The rear of an army. -6 A form of incantation. -7 Healing or dressing a wound. -रा 1 A female servant. -2 A thread, fillet; प्रतिसरया तुरगाणां भल्लातकशालि- कुण्ठसिद्धार्थं कण्ठेषु निवघ्नीयात्.
Is used in several passages of the Atharvaveda and later to denote an amulet, according to Roth, because it was a band, and so returned on itself (prati-sγ, ‘go back’). The sense is doubtful; perhaps ‘ attacking ’ may really be the root idea. Cf Punahsara.
noun (masculine) a bracelet (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a cord or ribbon used as an amulet worn round the neck or wrist at nuptials etc. (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a line returning into itself. circle (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a servant (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a wreath (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
assailing (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
day-break (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
dressing a wound (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the rear of an army (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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