Pra, Prā: 8 definitions
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Pra (प्र).—A conventional term for हृस्व (hṛsva) (short) generally applied to vowels in the Jainendra Vyakarana.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
India history and geogprahySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
Pra.—(PJS), abbreviation of pratimā (especially in medieval Jain inscriptions). (IE 8-1), abbreviation of prathama. Note: pra is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pra (प्र).—S A particle and prefix implying I. Progressive motion (forth, forward, away &c.) II. Excess or excellence (very, much, exceeding). Abundant examples follow.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) As a prefix to verbs it means 'forward', 'forth', 'in front', 'onward', 'before', 'away', as in प्रगम्, प्रस्था, प्रचर्, प्रया (pragam, prasthā, pracar, prayā) &c.
2) With adjectives it means 'very', 'excessively', 'very much' &c.; प्रकृष्ट, प्रमत्त (prakṛṣṭa, pramatta) &c., see further on.
3) With nouns whether derived from verbs or not, it is used in the following senses according to G. M. :-(a) beginning, commencement; (prayāṇam, prasthānam, prāhṇa); (b) length (pravālabhūṣika); (c) power (prabhu); (d) intensity, excess (pravāda, prakarṣa, pracchāya praguṇa); (e) source or origin (prabhava, prapautra); (f) completion, perfectness, satisfaction (prabhuktamannam); (g) destitution, separation, being without (proṣitā, praparṇavṛkṣaḥ); (h) apart (prajñu); (i) excellence (prācāryaḥ); (j) purity (prasannaṃ jalam); (k) wish (prārthanā); (l) cessation (praśama); (m) adoration, respect (prāñjaliḥ who respectfully folds his hands together); (n) prominence (praṇasa, pravāla). In the Veda it is often used as a separable adverb; cf. प्र आदिकर्मदीर्घेशभृशसंभवतृप्तिवियोगशुद्धिशक्तीच्छाशान्तिपूजाग्रहर्शनेषु (pra ādikarmadīrgheśabhṛśasaṃbhavatṛptiviyogaśuddhiśaktīcchāśāntipūjāgraharśaneṣu).
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Prā (प्रा).—2 P. (prāti) To fill; अप्रासीदिषुभिर्मुखम् (aprāsīdiṣubhirmukham) Bk.
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Prā (प्रा).—f. Matted hair; Nigh. Ratna.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pra (प्र).—Ind. A particle and prefix, implying. 1. Progressive motion, (forth, forward, away, &c.) 2. Excess or excellence, (very, much, exceeding.) 3. Appearance, manifestation. It corresponds with the Latin particles Pro and Præ, as in prakarttuṃ To do much or well; prakramituṃ To go forth or over; prakarṣituṃ To excel; prakāśituṃ To display; prasthātuṃ To go forth, set out; prakamam Very willingly; pramṛgam When the deer go forth, (the time, &c.) See the following compounds. E. prath to be famous, &c. aff. ḍa.
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Prā (प्रा).—r. 2nd cl. (prāti) To fill. adā0 para0 saka0 aniṭ .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pra (प्र).—prep. 1. Before. 2. Forward. 3. Away. 4. Pre-eminent. 5. Excessive. 6. Beginning. I. Combined and compounded with verbs and derivatives. Ii. Compounded with nouns.
— Cf. [Latin] prŏ, e. g. in pronepos; [Gothic.] frums; A. S. form; see pranaptṛ and purā.
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Prā (प्रा).— (akin to pṛ10 for par + ā), ii. 2, [Parasmaipada.] To fill. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. prāṇa, Full.
— Cf. etc.; Lat plenus (= prāṇa), implere, etc., plebes.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pra (प्र).—1. [adverb] forward, onward, forth, away, fore (mostly °— in subst. & verbs); very, much, greatly (°— in adjectives).
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Pra (प्र).—2. filling, sating, nourishing (—°); [neuter] fulfilment.
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Prā (प्रा).—1. [participle] prāta = 1 pṛ.
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Prā (प्रा).—2. = 2 pra (—°).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pra (प्र):—1. pra ind. before
2) forward, in front, on, forth (mostly in connection with a verb, [especially] with a verb of motion which is often to be supplied; sometimes repeated before the verb cf. [Pāṇini 8-1, 6]; rarely as a separate word e.g. [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa ii, 40])
3) as a prefix to [substantive] = forth, away cf. pra-vṛtti, pra-sthāna
4) as pref. to [adjective (cf. [masculine, feminine and neuter; or adjective])] = excessively, very, much cf. pra-caṇḍa, pra-matta
5) in nouns of relationship = great- cf. pra-pitāmaha, pra-pautra
6) (according to native lexicographers it may be used in the senses of gati, ā-rambha, ut-karṣa, sarvato-bhāva, prāthamya, khyāti, ut-patti, vy-avahāra), [Ṛg-veda]; etc.
7) cf. puras, purā, pūrva; [Zend] fra; [Greek] πρό; [Latin] pro; [Slavonic or Slavonian] pra-, pro-; [Lithuanian] pra-; [Gothic] faúr, faúra; [German] vor; [English] fore.
8) 2. pra mfn. (√pṝ or prā) filling, fulfilling
9) (n. fulfilment ifc.; cf. ākūti-, kakṣya-, kāma-)
10) like, resembling (ifc.; cf. ikṣu-, kṣura-).
11) Prā (प्रा):—1. prā [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxiv, 53]) prāti ([perfect tense] [Parasmaipada] paprau or paprā, 2. sg. paprātha, p. paprivas f. pruṣī, [Ṛg-veda]; [Ātmanepada] papre, 2. sg. priṣe, [ib.; Atharva-veda]; papre as [Passive voice], Bhatt [Aorist] 3. sg. aprāt or aprās, [Ṛg-veda]; [subjunctive] prās or prāsi, [ib.]; [Aorist] [Passive voice] aprāyi, [Atharva-veda]), to fill, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]
12) cf. [Greek], πλή-ρης; [Latin] plē-nus.
13) 2. prā mfn. filling (ifc.= 2. pra; cf. antarikṣa-, kāma-, kratuetc.)
14) 3. prā Vṛddhi or lengthened form of 1. pra in [compound] (cf. [Pāṇini vi, 3, 122]). Observe in the following derivatives, only the second member of the simple compound from which they come is given in the parentheses, leaving the preposition pra (lengthened to prā in the derivatives) to be supplied.
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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+9325): Prababadhana, Prababhra, Prabaddha, Prabaddhamutra, Prabaddhaviluna, Prabaddhri, Prabadh, Prabadhaka, Prabadhamana, Prabadhana, Prabadhin, Prabadhita, Prabahi, Prabahlika, Prabahu, Prabahuk, Prabahuka, Prabahukam, Prabala, Prabalabhasman.
Ends with (+52): Agra-pra, Akampra, Akshipra, Akutipra, Antarikshapra, Apra, Aripra, Ashvapra, Avipra, Ayahshipra, Bhumipra, Carshanipra, Dashashipra, Dimpra, Dipra, Dripra, Dupra, Grahavipra, Harishipra, Hastakavapra.
Full-text (+5335): Pras, Pravriti, Pratuda, Pradeshini, Prahani, Prasaha, Pradeshana, Prasahishnu, Prarabh, Pragunya, Praroha, Pranayya, Prasakti, Prasarin, Pralobhana, Prayogi, Pratarkana, Prataraka, Pravartaka, Prapras.
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Khadira-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 2.158 < [Section XXV - Meaning of the Title ‘Ācārya’]
Verse 2.70 < [Section XVII - Rules of Study]
Verse 3.139 < [Section VIII - Śrāddhas]
Pra Pimon Tam < [Part 1 - Lights Of Vipassana Meditation]
Pra Kru Palad Kao < [Part 1 - Lights Of Vipassana Meditation]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 29: The people in the Manuṣyaloka < [Chapter III - The initiation and omniscience of Ajita]
Notes on Vaikriya-samudghāta < [Notes]
Sankhayana-grihya-sutra (by Hermann Oldenberg)
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)