Apraja: 10 definitions


Apraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apraja (अप्रज).—a S That is without offspring. 2 Unpeopled.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apraja (अप्रज).—a.

1) Without progeny, childless; अप्रजाः सन्तु अत्रिणः (aprajāḥ santu atriṇaḥ) Ṛgveda 1.21.5 शोच्यं मैथुनमप्रजम् (śocyaṃ maithunamaprajam) Chāṇ.57. अप्रजः सुप्रजतमो (aprajaḥ suprajatamo) Bhāgavata 4.23.33.

2) Unborn.

3) Unpeopled.

-jā Having no child, not giving birth to children, not prolific.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apraja (अप्रज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) 1. Childless, without progeny. 2. Unpeopled, destitute of subjects. E. a neg. prajā offspring.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apraja (अप्रज).—[adjective] childless; [feminine] ā not bringing forth children.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Apraja (अप्रज):—[=a-praja] mf(ā)n. (√jan), without progeny, childless, [Ṛg-veda i, 21, 5; Manu-smṛti] etc.

2) Aprajā (अप्रजा):—[=a-prajā] [from a-praja] f. not bearing, unprolific, [Mahābhārata i, 4491.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apraja (अप्रज):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-jaḥ-jā-jam) 1) Unborn; e. g. in the Ṛgv.: aprajāḥ santvatriṇaḥ ‘may the demons not come into existence’ (Sāyaṇa: anutpannāḥ santu).

2) Not productive (of children), unprolific; e. g. maithunam. 2. m.

(-jaḥ) A man who has not begot (children); e. g. Vṛhaspati (as quoted by the Vīramitrodaya): sapiṇḍasyāprajasyāṃśaṃ sthāvaraṃ saptadhākṛtam. 3. f.

(-jā) 1) A female who has not borne (a child); e. g. Vṛddhakātyāyana (as quoted in the Dāyat.): pitṛbhyāṃ caiva yaddattaṃ duhituḥ sthāvaraṃ dhanam . aprajāyāmatītāyāṃ bhrātṛgāmi tu sarvadā.

2) One who cannot bear, a barren female; e. g. in Kumārila's Mīmāṃsā Vārtt.: prajā daśa māsāṃgarbhaṃ dhṛtvā ekādaśamanu prajāyante tasmādaśvataryoprajāḥ. E. a neg. and praja. (This word is always [tatpurusha compound], with the udātta on the first syllable, and must not be analyzed as a [bahuvrihi compound] of a priv. and prajā, for Pāṇini enjoins V. 4. 122., that the latter assumes ‘always’ the form aprajas, and his rule is neither contradicted nor restricted by any of his commentators; the meanings of apraja and aprajas will often coincide in bearing—comp. also aprajātā, apaprajātā, aprasūtā—, but their difference will be porceived in such instances as given above, e. g. in aśvataryoprajāḥ when the [bahuvrihi compound] epithet ‘without progeny’ would alter the sense, or in Chāṇakya's maithunamaprajam, since it would be absurd to speak of a maithuna ‘without children’, instead of an unprolific one.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apraja (अप्रज):—[a-praja] (jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) a. Childless.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Apraja (अप्रज) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Apaya.

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Apraja in German

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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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