Prabhasvara, aka: Prabhāsvara; 2 Definition(s)


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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhāsvara (प्रभास्वर).—(1) adj., clear (of a voice): °rā Mvy 451, of Buddha's voice; (2) m., n. of a class of gods: devā (mss. divyā) ca brahmā ca prabhāsvarā ca Mv iii.122.12 (verse); in sg., following ābhāsvara (of which it is probably a variant; perh. read ābhāsvarā in Mv?), Mmk 19.9 (compare śuddhābha and puṇyābha, which follow); (3) m., n. of a yakṣa: Māy 91; (4) °rā, f., n. of a magic plant: Divy 113.27 ff.

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