Pratyahara-Retreat, abstraction

praty-āhāra [p= 677,2] [L=134287]
drawing back (troops from a battle) , retreat MBh.

esp. of the senses from external objects) , abstraction MBh. Mn. Pur. Veda7ntas. (cf. IW. 93)


&c into one syllable by combining for shortness the first member with the anubandha (s.v.) of the last member

&c so combined (as ac or hal in the śivasūtras) Pa1n2. 1-1 , 1 &c

dram.) N. of a partic. part of the pūrva-raga (s.v.) Sa1h.

°ra-k , with gen. , to speak to a person) Ka1ran2d2. (prob. w.r. for pravyāh°)

ib. (prob. w.r. for id.)
(H2) m.
[L=134288]withdrawal (
[L=134289]withdrawing (of created things) , re-absorption or dissolution of the world
[L=134290](in gram.) the comprehension of a series of letters or roots
[L=134291]a group of letters
[L=134293]speaking to , address (

see also


(H1) praty-apa- √ yā [p= 675,2] [L=133995] P. -yāti , to go back , withdraw , retreat , flee into (acc.) MBh.


(H1) ni- √ vṛt [p= 560,1] [L=110355]
A1. -vartate (ind.p. -vṛtya AV. ; infin. -vartitum MBh. ; rarely P. e.g. Pot. -vartet MBh. Hariv. ; impf. or subj. -vartat RV. ; pf. -vāvṛtur ib. ; fut. -vartiṣyati MBh. ; -vartsyan Bhat2t2. ; aor. -avṛtat ib.) , to turn back , stop (trans. and intrans.) RV. &c ;

to return from (abl.) to (acc. with or without prati , or dat.) ;

to return into life , revive , be born again MBh. Ka1v. &c ;

to turn away , retreat , flee , escape , abstain or desist from , get rid of (abl.) ib. ;

to fall back , rebound R. ;

to leave off (sāmi , in the midst or when anything is half finished S3Br. ), cease , end , disappear , vanish TS. S3Br. Up. &c ;

to be withheld from , not belong to (abl.) ;

to be omitted , not to occur La1t2y. Mn. MBh. ;

to be ineffective or useless MBh. Katha1s. ;

to be wanting , not to exist (yato vāco nivartante , for which there are no words) TUp. ;

to pass over to (loc.) MBh. ;

to be turned upon (loc. or tatra) ib. : Caus. -vartayati , °te (A1. Pot. -vartayīta A1s3vS3r. ; Pass. -vartyate Ragh. ) , to turn downwards , let sink (the head) TBr. ;

to turn back i.e. shorten (the hair) Br. ;

to lead or bring back , reconduct , return AV. &c ;

to turn away , avert or keep back from (abl.) MBh. Ka1v. &c ;

to give up , abandon , suppress , withhold , refuse , deny ;

to annul , remove , destroy Mn. MBh. Ka1v. Pur. ;

to bring to an end i.e. perform , accomplish (a sacrifice &c ) R. BhP. ;

to procure , bestow Hariv. Ma1rkP. ;

to desist from (abl.) MBh. R.

(H3) ni-° vṛt [L=110387] w.r. for ni-cṛt.