mf(ā-)n. relating or consecrated to the pitṛ-s etc. (with tīrtha-n.equalspitṛ-t-;with diś-f.the south ;with pra-diś-idem or 'mf(ā-)n. derived from or relating to a father, paternal, patrimonial, ancestral etc.')
पित्र्य a. [पितुरिदं प्रियं वा पितृत आगतं वा यत्] 1 Paternal, patrimonial, ancestral. -2 (a) Relating or sacred to the deceased ancestors; Ms.2.58. (b) Obsequial. -त्र्यः 1 the eldest brother. -2 The month of Māgha. -त्र्या 1 The constellation called Maghā. -2 The day of full as well as new moon. -त्र्यम् 1 The lunar mansion called Maghā. -2 The part of the hand between the fore-finger and the thumb (sacred to the Manes). -3 The Śrāddha ritual (श्राद्धकल्प); Ch. Up.7.1.2. -4 The nature of a father.
Occurs in the list of sciences given in the Chāndogya Upanisad. Apparently it is to be taken as the science relating to the cult of the Manes, as explained by Sankara in his commentary. As it is in that list followed by Rāśi, the St. Petersburg Dictionary is inclined to take Pitrya Rāśi as one expression, but in what exact sense does not appear.
adjective ancestral (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
derived from or relating to a father (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
paternal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
patrimonial (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
relating or consecrated to the Pitṛs (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
noun (neuter) honey (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
obsequal ceremony (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the Nakṣatra Mighā (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the nature or character of a father (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
worship of the Pitṛs (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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