Pancaprana, aka: Pancan-prana, Pañcaprāṇa, Pañcaprāṇā; 3 Definition(s)

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Pancaprana 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

[Pancaprana in Marathi glossaries]

pañcaprāṇa (पंचप्राण).—m (S) The five vital airs constituting animal life, viz. prāṇa, apāna, samāna, udāna, vyāna. Used to express the life; the whole soul with her affections and the whole mind with her faculties, v ōḍha, ākarṣa, sōḍa, ṭāka, lāga. pañcaprāṇa or pañcaprāṇāñcī āratī ōvāḷaṇēṃ with vara of o, To sacrifice one's self for. Ex. pañcaprāṇāñcī āratī || muktābāī ōvāḷatī ||.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pañcaprāṇa (पंचप्राण).—m The five vital airs constitu- ting animal life. The life. pañcaprāṇa or pañcaprāṇācī āratī ōṃvāḷaṇēṃ To sacrifice one's self for.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

[Pancaprana in Sanskrit glossaries]

Pañcaprāṇā (पञ्चप्राणा).—m. (pl.) the five life-winds or vital airs: प्राण, अपान, व्यान, उदान (prāṇa, apāna, vyāna, udāna), and समान (samāna).

Derivable forms: pañcaprāṇāḥ (पञ्चप्राणाः).

Pañcaprāṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and prāṇā (प्राणा).

(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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