Prabhata, Prabhāta, Prabhātā: 11 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
1) Prabhāta (प्रभात).—See under Sṛṣṭi.
2) Prabhātā (प्रभाता).—Wife of Dharmadeva. Dharmadeva begot of her two sons named Pratyūṣa and Prabhāsa. Both were Vasus. (Śloka 17, Chapter 66, Ādi Parva).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Prabhāta (प्रभात).—(Prabhāsa?)—the eighth Vasu who had for his wife Yogasiddhi (Varastrī) the sister of Bṛhaspati; their son was Viśvakarman; [see rāmā; Bāl. Khān. 27-35 where he is named Sāvitra].*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 21; 59. 16; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 21, 27; 203. 4; Vāyu-purāṇa 61. 82; 66. 20, 27-8; 83. 20; 84. 16.
Prabhāta (प्रभात) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.60.19) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Prabhāta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study
Prabhāta (प्रभात) is the son of Prabhā and Bhāskara (sun-god): the son of Aditi and Kaśyapa according to the Vaṃśānucarita section of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the Saurapurāṇa 30.27-73 and chapter 31 descibes the vaṃśānucarita in an abridged form. It is stated that Aditi got from Kaśyapa, Bhāskara, the Sun-god. The Sun-god had four wives—Saṃjñā, Rājñī, Prabhā and Chāyā. Saṃjñā gave birth to Manu from the Sun-god in whose race were born the kings. Prabhā gave birth to Prabhāta of the Sun-god
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
prabhāta (प्रभात).—n S Morning, dawn, daybreak.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
prabhāta (प्रभात).—n Morning, dawn, daybreak.
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
Prabhāta (प्रभात).—p. p. Begun to become clear or light; प्रभातायां रजन्यां वै इदं युद्धं भविष्यति (prabhātāyāṃ rajanyāṃ vai idaṃ yuddhaṃ bhaviṣyati) Mb.5.168.43.
-tam Daybreak, dawn; अक्ष्णोः प्रभातमासीत् (akṣṇoḥ prabhātamāsīt) Ś.2; प्रभाते स्नातीनां नृपतिरमणीनां कुचतटे (prabhāte snātīnāṃ nṛpatiramaṇīnāṃ kucataṭe) G. L.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Prabhāta (प्रभात).—m. (recorded only as nt. in Sanskrit and pabhāta in Pali), dawn, getting light: rātriprabhāto 'bhūt (all mss.) Lalitavistara 225.7 (prose).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-taṃ) Morning, dawn, daybreak. f.
(-tā) Begun to become light. E. pra before, bhā to shine, aff. kta .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prabhāta (प्रभात).—[adjective] shone forth, begun to be light; [neuter] day-break.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prabhāta (प्रभात):—[from pra-bhā] mfn. shone forth, begun to become clear or light, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the sun and Prabhā, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]
3) Prabhātā (प्रभाता):—[from prabhāta > pra-bhā] f. Name of the mother of the Vasus Pratyūṣa and Prabhāsa, [Mahābhārata]
4) Prabhāta (प्रभात):—[from pra-bhā] n. daybreak, dawn, morning, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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