Daivaprashna, aka: Daivapraśna, Daiva-prashna; 2 Definition(s)


Daivaprashna 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.

The Sanskrit term Daivapraśna can be transliterated into English as Daivaprasna or Daivaprashna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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daivapraśna (दैवप्रश्न).—m S Astrology, fortune-telling, divining, presaging. v sāṅga, pāha, pusa, kara, utara, pratyayāsa yē.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

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Daivapraśna (दैवप्रश्न).—

1) fortune-telling, astrology.

2) a voice from heaven. नक्तं निर्गत्य यत्किञ्चिच्छुभाशुभकरं वचः । श्रूयते तद्विदुर्धीरा दैवप्रश्नमुपश्रुतिम् (naktaṃ nirgatya yatkiñcicchubhāśubhakaraṃ vacaḥ | śrūyate tadvidurdhīrā daivapraśnamupaśrutim) ||

Derivable forms: daivapraśnaḥ (दैवप्रश्नः).

Daivapraśna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms daiva and praśna (प्रश्न).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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