Paranna, Parānna, Para-anna: 5 definitions


Paranna 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

parānna (परान्न).—n (S) The food or board of another: also the living at another's table: also a dining out. Ex. parānnaṃ prāṇasaṅkaṭaṃ; āja pa0 jhālēṃ tyāmuḷēṃ pathyācā vicāra rāhilā nāhīṃ. (How descriptive!)

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

parānna (परान्न).—n The food or board of another; the living at another's table.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parānna (परान्न).—a. living or subsisting on another's food.

-nnam the food of another; परगृहललिताः परान्नपुष्टाः (paragṛhalalitāḥ parānnapuṣṭāḥ) Mk.4.28. °परिपुष्टता (paripuṣṭatā) being fed with the food of others; Y.3.241. °भोजिन् (bhojin) a. subsisting on the food of others; रोगी चिरप्रवासी परान्नभोजी परावसथशायी । यज्जीवति तन्मरणं यन्मरणं सोऽस्य विश्रामः (rogī cirapravāsī parānnabhojī parāvasathaśāyī | yajjīvati tanmaraṇaṃ yanmaraṇaṃ so'sya viśrāmaḥ) || H.1.12.

Parānna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and anna (अन्न).

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

Parānna (परान्न).—mfn.

(-nnaḥ-nnā-nnaṃ) Living at another’s expense. n.

(-nnaṃ) 1. Food supplied by another. 2. Food dressed or touched by or belonging to another. E. para another, anna food.

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

Parānna (परान्न):—[from para] n. the food of another, [Kāvya literature; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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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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