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meanings of "prati"
1.as a prefix to verbs it means towards, in the direction of;
2.as a prefix to nouns not directly derived from verbs it means likeness, resemblance, equality;
3.as a separable preposition (with acc.) it means towards, in the direction of, to;
4.as a separable preposition (with abl.) it means either a representive of, in place of, instead of;
5.as the first member of avyayiibhaava compound it usually means in or at every;
6.prati is sometimes used as the last member of avyayii. comp. in the sense of 'a little'