Prabhava, Prabhāva, Prābhava: 19 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Prabhav.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Prabhāva (प्रभाव) is a Sanskrit technical term, translating to the “specific action” of a plant. It is used throughout Ayurvedic literature such as the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhitā.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prabhāva (प्रभाव):—1. Characteristic therapeutic effect of a substance; 2. A basis for nomenclature of plants

Source: National Mission for Manuscripts: Traditional Medicine System in India

Prabhāva (प्रभाव) refers to “different drug action observed through the rasādibhāva” and represents one of the six divisions of dravya (drugs).—The drug/dravya, if is properly used it is equivalent to amṛta (nectar) and if improperly used it is like viṣa (poison). According to Āyurveda, dravya or drug is comprised of rasa (taste), guṇa (properties and qualities), vīrya (potency), vipāka (post-digestive-taste), prabhāva (serendipity—specific effect of a drug) and karma (targeted action of a drug).

Prabhāva can be mentioned as: (a) Serendipity, i.e. a propensity for making fortunate discovers while looking for something else; (b). Empirical, derived from or guided by experience or experiment (c). Or it can be mentioned as an effect of a drug which is magical or unexpected (d). Through the rasādibhāva a different drug action is observed and that is prabhāva.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Prabhava (प्रभव) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Puṣpaka, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Puṣpaka group contains ten out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). This group represents temples (e.g. Prabhava) that are to be square and rectangular or oblong in shape. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

Prabhava is also listed in the Agnipurāṇa which features a list of 45 temple types. It is listed under the group named Puṣpaka, featuring rectangular-shaped temples. This list represents a classification of temples in Nort-India.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prabhava in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Prabhava (प्रभव).—A son of Bhṛgu and a deva.*

  • * ^1 Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 1. 90. ^2 Matsya-purāṇa 195. 13.

1b) A Sādhya.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 171. 43; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Prabhava (प्रभव) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. XIV.8.26, XIV.8) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Prabhava) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Prabhava (प्रभव) refers to the first saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native born in the ‘prabhava-samvatsara’ is intent on or is in readiness for the collection of all kinds of things, is blessed with many sons, has excellent intellect, enjoys all kinds of comforts and has a long span of life.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year prabhava (1987-1988 AD) will be daring, truthful, possessed of every virtue, proficient in astrology and pious.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition

Prabhava (प्रभव) is the first of sixty years (saṃvatsara) in the Vedic lunar calendar according to the Arcana-dīpikā by Vāmana Mahārāja (cf. Appendix).—Accordingl, There are sixty different names for each year in the Vedic lunar calendar, which begins on the new moon day (Amāvasyā) after the appearance day of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu (Gaura-pūrṇimā), in February or March. The Vedic year [viz., Prabhava], therefore, does not correspond exactly with the Christian solar calendar year.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prabhava (प्रभव).—m S Might, majesty, greatness, gloriousness, superlative or exceeding dignity or grandeur. 2 The originating cause of being,--the operative cause. 3 The basis or root of being,--the generative cause. 4 The local source of being,--the place; as bhāgīrathīcā pra0 himālaya. 5 Drawing or coming into being, birth.

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prabhāva (प्रभाव).—m S Majesty, dignity, glory, grandeur, mightiness. 2 Power, puissance, prowess.

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

prabhava (प्रभव).—m Might, majesty. The originat- ing cause of being. Birth.

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prabhāva (प्रभाव).—m Majesty, dignity. Power.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhava (प्रभव).—a.

1) Excellent, distinguished.

2) Superior, powerful.

-vaḥ 1 Source, origin; अनन्तरत्नप्रभवस्य यस्य (anantaratnaprabhavasya yasya) Ku. 1.3; अकिंचनः सन् प्रभवः स संपदाम् (akiṃcanaḥ san prabhavaḥ sa saṃpadām) 5.77; R.9.75.

2) Birth, production.

3) The source of a river; तस्या एवं प्रभवमचलं प्राप्य गौरं तुषारैः (tasyā evaṃ prabhavamacalaṃ prāpya gauraṃ tuṣāraiḥ) Me.54.

4) The operative cause, origin of being (as father, mother &c.); तमस्याः प्रभवमवगच्छ (tamasyāḥ prabhavamavagaccha) Ś.1.

5) The author, creator; अतश्चराचरं विश्वं प्रभवस्तस्य गीयसे (ataścarācaraṃ viśvaṃ prabhavastasya gīyase) Ku.2.5.

6) Birthplace.

7) Power, strength, valour, majestic dignity (= prabhāva q. v.).

8) An epithet of Viṣṇu.

9) Prosperity, happiness; प्रभवार्थाय भूतानां धर्म- प्रवचनं कृतम् (prabhavārthāya bhūtānāṃ dharma- pravacanaṃ kṛtam) Mb.12.19.1.

1) (At the end of comp.) Arising or originating from, derived from; सूर्यप्रभवो वंशः (sūryaprabhavo vaṃśaḥ) R.1.2; Ku.3.15; यथा नदीनां प्रभवः (yathā nadīnāṃ prabhavaḥ) (meeting place) समुद्रः, यथाहुतीनां प्रभवो (samudraḥ, yathāhutīnāṃ prabhavo) (growth) हुताशः । यथेन्द्रियाणां प्रभवं (hutāśaḥ | yathendriyāṇāṃ prabhavaṃ) (one having mastery over) मनोऽपि तथा प्रभुर्नो भगवानुपेन्द्रः (mano'pi tathā prabhurno bhagavānupendraḥ) Madhyama-vyāyoga 1.51.

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Prabhāva (प्रभाव).—

1) Lustre, splendour, brilliance.

2) Dignity, glory, majesty, grandeur, majestic lustre; प्रभाववानिव लक्ष्यते (prabhāvavāniva lakṣyate) Ś1; अहो प्रभावो महात्मनाम् (aho prabhāvo mahātmanām) K.

3) Strength, valour, power, efficacy; पूज्यते यदपूज्योपि यदगम्योपि गम्यते । वन्द्यते यदवन्द्योपि स प्रभावो धनस्य च (pūjyate yadapūjyopi yadagamyopi gamyate | vandyate yadavandyopi sa prabhāvo dhanasya ca) || Pt.1.7; जानपदः प्रतिपत्तिमानुत्साह- प्रभावयुक्तः (jānapadaḥ pratipattimānutsāha- prabhāvayuktaḥ) Kau. A.1.9.

4) Regal power (one of the three Śaktis, q. v.).

5) A superhuman power of faculty, miraculous power; अनुभावांश्च जानासि ब्राह्मणानां न संशयः । प्रभावांश्चैव वेत्थ त्वं सर्वेषामेव पार्थिव (anubhāvāṃśca jānāsi brāhmaṇānāṃ na saṃśayaḥ | prabhāvāṃścaiva vettha tvaṃ sarveṣāmeva pārthiva) || Mb.3.24.8 ('anubhāvo niścaye syāt prabhāvaḥ śaktitejasoḥ' Viśva.); प्रत्याहतास्त्रो गिरिश- प्रभावात् (pratyāhatāstro giriśa- prabhāvāt) R.2.41,62;3.4.

6) Magnanimity.

7) Extension, circumference.

Derivable forms: prabhāvaḥ (प्रभावः).

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Prābhava (प्राभव).—Superiority, supremacy, predominance; अकलितमहिमप्राभवौ युद्धभूमौ (akalitamahimaprābhavau yuddhabhūmau) Mv.6.38.

Derivable forms: prābhavam (प्राभवम्).

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

Prabhava (प्रभव).—mfn.

(-vaḥ-vā-vaṃ) 1. Born, produced. 2. Superior, powerful. m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Generative cause, the basis or root of being or existence. 2. The operative cause, or immediate origin of being, as the father or mother, &c. 3. The place of receiving existence, or where an object is first perceived, as himavān gaṅgāprabhavaḥ the Himavana mountain, (is) the place where Ganga is first seen. 4. Birth, production. 5. The basis or origin of water. i. e. “Light.” 6. The name of a Muni. 7. Strength, superiority, power. 8. The Creator. E. pra superiority or manifestation, and bhava being.

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Prabhāva (प्रभाव).—m.

(-vaḥ) 1. Majesty, dignity, magnanimity, glory, high-spirit. 2. Power, strength. 3. Spirit. 4. Tranquillizing, conciliation. 5. Splendour, brilliance. 6. Miraculous or superhuman power. E. pra pre-eminence, bhāva quality.

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Prābhava (प्राभव).—n.

(-vaṃ) Superiority, pre-eminence. E. prabhu a master, aff. ṇ .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prabhava (प्रभव).—i. e. pra-bhū + a, m. 1. Generative cause, the root of existence, origin, [Draupadīpramātha] 2, 5; [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 7, 6. 2. The father. 3. The mother. 4. The place of receiving existence, birth-place. 5. Birth. 6. Strength, superiority.

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Prabhāva (प्रभाव).—i. e. pra-bhū + a. m. 1. Power, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 73, 4; Pañc, 29, 20. 2. Celestial power, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 30. 3. Dignity. 4. Majesty. 5. Magnanimity, high spirit, [Pañcatantra] 29, 15, (gata-, adj. humbled).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Prabhava (प्रभव).—[adjective] excelling; [masculine] origin, source, home, [adjective] —° sprung or descended from, being in or on.

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Prabhāva (प्रभाव).—[masculine] might, majesty, superhuman strength, power over ([locative]); splendour, brilliancy. — Instr. & [ablative] by means or in consequence of.

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

1) Prabhava (प्रभव):—[=pra-bhava] a etc. See under pra-√bhū.

2) Prabhāva (प्रभाव):—[=pra-bhāva] a etc. See pra-√bhū.

3) Prabhava (प्रभव):—[=pra-bhava] [from pra-bhū] b mfn. prominent, excelling, distinguished, [Ṛg-veda]

4) [v.s. ...] m. production, source, origin, cause of existence (as father or mother, also ‘the Creator’), birthplace (often ifc., with f(ā). , springing or rising or derived from, belonging to), [Upaniṣad; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] m. might, power (= pra-bhāva), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] Name of a Sādhya, [Harivaṃśa]

7) [v.s. ...] of Viṣṇu, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

8) [v.s. ...] of sub voce men, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

9) [v.s. ...] Name of the first or 35th year in a 60 years' cycle of Jupiter, [Varāha-mihira]

10) Prabhāva (प्रभाव):—[=pra-bhāva] [from pra-bhava > pra-bhū] b m. (ifc. f(ā). ) might, power, majesty, dignity, strength, efficacy, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc. (veṇa ind., vāt ind. and vatas ind. by means or in consequence of, through, by)

11) [v.s. ...] supernatural power, [Kālidāsa]

12) [v.s. ...] splendour, beauty, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

13) [v.s. ...] tranquillizing, conciliation (?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

14) [v.s. ...] Name of the chapters of the Rasikapriyā, [Catalogue(s)]

15) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Manu Sva-rocis, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

16) Prābhava (प्राभव):—[=prā-bhava] [from prā] a n. ([from] -bhu) superiority, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

17) b etc. See under 3. prā, [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Prabhava (प्रभव):—(von bhū mit pra)

1) adj. sich hervorthuend: pra.ha.aḥ śoko a.neḥ [Ṛgveda 2, 38, 5.] nāsikāprabhavau babhūvaturiti nāsatyau durch die Nase ausgezeichnet [Yāska’s Nirukta 6, 13.] —

2) m. a) Entstehung, Ursprung, Quelle, Ausgangspunkt, Ursache der Entstehung, Geburtsstätte [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 3, 24,] [Scholiast] = janman [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] = janmahetu und sthānamādyopalabdhaye [Amarakoṣa 3, 4, 27, 212.] = janmakāraṇa, ādyopalabdhasusthāna (!) und apāṃ mūlam [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 702. fg.] = janmamūla, janmahetu und jñānasya ādimasthānam [Medinīkoṣa v. 41.] prabhavābhavakovida [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 106, 6.] gandhasya [Harivaṃśa 7060.] utpātānām [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 45, 82.] [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 1, 4, 31.] gaṅgāyāḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 37, 27.] yamunā Quelle [Mahābhārata 3, 8022. 8024. 8151.] yo devānāṃ prabhavaścodbhavaśca [ŚVETĀŚV. Upakośā 3, 4.] (te) prabhavaṃ prabhuṃ ca [Duaupadīpramātha 2, 5.] [Meghadūta 53.] lokānāṃ prabhavastu saḥ so v. a. Schöpfer [Mahābhārata 1, 2598. 2499. 3, 13556.] tathā narendro rāṣṭrasya prabhavaḥ satyadharmayoḥ [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 67, 29.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 92.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 2, 5. 12. 5, 77. 6, 70. 7, 36.] ahaṃ kṛtsnasya jagataḥ prabhavaḥ pralayastathā [Bhagavadgītā 7, 6.] [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 5, 1.] [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 113, 3 v. u.] Gegens. apyaya [Kaṭhopaniṣad 6, 11.] [Mahābhārata 1, 2517. 2, 1214. 12, 9211] (an den beiden letzten Stellen ist apyaya st. avyaya zu lesen). Häufig am Ende eines adj. comp. (f. ā): vadarīprabhavā (nadī) entspringend aus [Mahābhārata 3, 10902.] [Harivaṃśa 8129.] [Suśruta 1, 172, 6.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 57, 29.] ikṣvākuvaṃśa [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 10.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 1.] [Raghuvaṃśa 1, 2.] sat [Yāska’s Nirukta 3, 13.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 5. 6. 97. 6, 64. 87. 8, 270.] [Bhagavadgītā 18, 41.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 59, 31.] [Raghuvaṃśa 14, 8.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 3, 15. 73.] [Spr. 2735.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 11, 20. 34, 7. 89, 2.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 49, 250.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 1, 30.] [Śiśupālavadha 9, 42.] himavatprabhave śṛṅge so v. a. auf dem Him. befindlich [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 37, 27 (38, 30 Gorresio)]; nach dem [Scholiast] Nomen proprium virati in der Pause stehend [Śrutabodha 28.] Vgl. antara, naktaṃ . — b) Macht (vgl. prabhāva) [Medinīkoṣa] — c) Nomen proprium eines Sādhya [Harivaṃśa 11535.] eines Muni [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] — d) Bez. des 1ten (35sten) Jahres im 60 jährigen Jupiter-Cyclus [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 8, 27. 28.] [Journ. of the Am. Or. S. 6, 180.]

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Prabhāva (प्रभाव):—(von bhū mit pra) m.

1) Macht, Majestät, übernatürliche Kraft; Kraft, Wirkung; = pratāpa, tejas, śakti, lalāma [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 1, 19. 20.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 740.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 704.] [Medinīkoṣa v. 40.] [Halāyudha 5, 69.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1, 84. 7, 7.] [Nalopākhyāna 3, 24.] [Mahābhārata 3, 11905. 12035. 13, 651. 2808.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 8, 1. 2, 23, 38.] [Raghuvaṃśa 2, 41. 62. 71. 3, 40.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 7, 36.] [Śākuntala 50, 5.] [Vikramorvaśī 30. 72.] [Spr. 1799.] [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 334.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 17, 139. 37, 181. 45, 94. 49, 84. 250.] kṛṣṇavarṇo virūpaśca prabhāvaḥ ko pi tasya tu [SOM. NALA 158.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 3, 26, 16. 8, 7, 41.] gata adj. [Pañcatantra 29, 15.] apratima adj. [Bhagavadgītā 11, 43.] divyaprabhāvā [Rājataraṅgiṇī 2, 11.] [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 219.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 48, 122.] saprabhāvā [31, 33.] mahāprabhāvā [Prabodhacandrodaja 31, 6.] bālasya hyaprabhāvatvāt (v. l. bālasyālpaprabhāvatvāt) [Spr. 1961.] dṛṣṭaprabhāvastu mayā mānupeṣveva rākṣasaḥ Macht über die Menschen [Hiḍimbavadha 3, 11.] astrāṇāṃ ca prabhāvaṃ vai dhanuṣo gāṇḍīvasya ca [Arjunasamāgama 8, 24.] [Indralokāgamana 1, 4.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 23, 38.] [Suśruta 1, 5, 17. 194, 19. 195, 1.] maṇeḥ [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 83, 6.] [Spr. 2706.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 116, 51.] dhanasya [Spr. 1811.] bījaprabhāveṇa [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 10, 72.] tapobījaprabhāvaiḥ [?42. Brahmapurāṇa in Lassen’s Anthologie 53, 15.] kena śaktiprabhāveṇa rājyaṃ rakṣitumutsahe [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 73, 12.] vidyādharīvidyāprabhāveṇa [Geschichte des Vidūṣaka 159.] tatprayogaprabhāveṇa [Kathāsaritsāgara 37, 74. 42, 102.] [Sāhityadarpana 26, 11.] tapaḥprabhāvātpratyakṣaṃ sarvameva tatrabhavataḥ [Śākuntala 112, 8.] [Spr. 1746. 2915.] [Hitopadeśa 40, 19.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 42, 118. 45, 158. 46, 241.] pallavabhakṣaṇaprabhāvāt [Pañcatantra 228, 20.] durgaprabhāvataḥ [Spr. 1363.] [Raghuvaṃśa 11, 9.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 40, 106. 41, 13.] prabhāveṇa, prabhāvāt und prabhāvatas lassen sich oft durch mittels, in Folge von, durch übersetzen. Die Macht eines Baumes ist sein Umfang [Raghuvaṃśa 12, 21.] Die Bed. Pracht hat das Wort [Mahābhārata 13, 3499] (ruciraprabhāvā sabhā). [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 1, 38, 30] liest prabhāva st. prabhava der anderen Recension [?(37, 28). Nach Medinīkoṣa] bedeutet das Wort auch śānti, welches aber vielleicht nur ein Fehler für śakti ist. —

2) Bez. der Kapitel in der Rasikapriyā [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 1377.] —

3) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Manu Svarocis [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 66, 5. fg.] — Vgl. niṣprabhāva .

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Prābhava (प्राभव):—(von prabhu) n. Oberherrschaft [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Prabhava (प्रभव):—

2) d) [Oxforder Handschriften 331,b,7 v. u.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Prabhava (प्रभव):——

1) Adj. sich hervorthuend.

2) m. — a) Entstehung , Ursprung , Quelle , Ausgangspunct , Ursache der Entstehung , Geburtstätte , Herkunft. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. (f. ā) so v.a. entspringend aus , stammend aus , von befindlich in , auf. — b) *Macht. — c) das 1ste oder 325ste Jahr im 60jährigen Jupitercyclus. — d) Nomen proprium — α) eines Sādhya. — β) verschiedener Männer [Hemacandra's Pariśiṣṭaparvan 2,167,5,1.]

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Prabhāva (प्रभाव):—m. (adj. Comp. f. ā) —

1) Macht , Majestät , übernatürliche Kraft ([Raghuvaṃśa 12,21]). ; Kraft , Wirkung , Macht über (Loc.) prabhāveṇa , prabhāvāt und prabhāvatas lassen sich oft durch mittels , in Folge von , durch wiedergeben. —

2) Pracht.

3) = śānti. —

4) Bez. der Kapitel in der Rasikapriyā. —

5) Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des Manu Svarocis. — [Böhtlingk’s Sanskrit-Chresthomathie 223.14] fehlerhaft für prabhavaḥ vgl. Comm. zu [Pāṇini. 1,437.]

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Prābhava (प्राभव):—n. Oberherrschaft.

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Prabhava (प्रभव) [Also spelled prabhav]:—(nm) birth, creation; origin, source.

2) Prabhāva (प्रभाव) [Also spelled prabhav]:—(nm) influence; effect; impact; impression; ~[kara/~kārī] influential; impressive; effective (act, deed, etc.); ~[kāra] effectsman; ~[vaśya] susceptible; ~[vaśyatā] susceptibility; ~[śālitā] effectiveness, impressiveness; ~[śālī] influential; impressive; effective (person); ~[hīna] unimpressive, devoid of any influence, creating no impact; void; ~[hīnatā] unimpressiveness; voidness; the fact or state of having no influence, creating no impression; neutralisation; -[ḍālanā] to impress; to influence; -[se ūpara uṭhanā] to rise above somebody’s influence.

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