Prabhasvara, Prabhāsvara: 4 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhāsvara (प्रभास्वर).—a. Brilliant, bright, shining.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prabhāsvara (प्रभास्वर).—(1) adj., clear (of a voice): °rā Mahāvyutpatti 451, of Buddha's voice; (2) m., name of a class of gods: devā (mss. divyā) ca brahmā ca prabhāsvarā ca Mahāvastu iii.122.12 (verse); in sg., following ābhāsvara (of which it is probably a variant; perhaps read ābhāsvarā in Mahāvastu?), (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 19.9 (compare śuddhābha and puṇyābha, which follow); (3) m., name of a yakṣa: Mahā-Māyūrī 91; (4) °rā, f., name of a magic plant: Divyāvadāna 113.27 ff.

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

1) Prabhāsvara (प्रभास्वर):—[=pra-bhāsvara] [from pra-bhās] mfn. idem, [Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] clear, shrill (as a voice), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) Prabhāsvarā (प्रभास्वरा):—[=pra-bhāsvarā] [from pra-bhāsvara > pra-bhās] f. a [particular] mythical plant, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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