Dirghaprajna, Dīrghaprajña, Dirgha-prajna: 4 definitions

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Dirghaprajna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Dīrghaprajña (दीर्घप्रज्ञ).—A Kṣatriya King. He traces his ancestry from a part of the Asura, Vṛṣā Parva. Mahābhārata (Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 12) states that the Pāṇḍavas had sent an invitation to him at the time of the Kurukṣetra battle.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Dīrghaprajña (दीर्घप्रज्ञ) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. II.27.2, I.61.16) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Dīrghaprajña) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

[«previous (D) next»] — Dirghaprajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dīrghaprajña (दीर्घप्रज्ञ).—a far-seeing, prudent, sagacious.

Dīrghaprajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dīrgha and prajña (प्रज्ञ).

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

1) Dīrghaprajña (दीर्घप्रज्ञ):—[=dīrgha-prajña] [from dīrgha] mfn. having a far-seeing mind

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Mahābhārata]

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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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