Prabheda: 13 definitions



Prabheda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prabhed.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Prabheda (प्रभेद).—Smaller division, sub-division.

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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.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prabheda (प्रभेद):—Cracks

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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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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Prabheda (प्रभेद, “ten-thousand”) is the fifth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration system mentioned by Vasubandhu in his Abhidharmakośa (“treasury of knowledge”). The explanations of the measure of years, eons, and so forth must be comprehended through calculation based on a numerical system. Enumeration begins from one and increases by a factor of ten for each shift in decimal place. The sixtieth number in this series is called “countless”.

Among these decimal positions (e.g., prabheda, “ten-thousand”), the first nine positions from one to one hundred million are called ‘single set enumeration’. From a billion up to, but not including countless is “the enumeration of the great companion” and is called the ‘recurring enumeration’.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabheda (प्रभेद).—

1) Splitting, cleaving, opening.

2) Division, separation.

3) The flowing of rut or ichor from the temples of an elephant; बभूव तेनातितरां सुदुःसहः कटप्रभेदेन करीव पार्थिवः (babhūva tenātitarāṃ suduḥsahaḥ kaṭaprabhedena karīva pārthivaḥ) R.3.37.

4) Difference, distinction.

5) A kind or sort.

6) The place of origin (as of a river); शोणस्य नर्मदायाश्च प्रभेदे कुरुनन्दन (śoṇasya narmadāyāśca prabhede kurunandana) Mb.3.85.9.

Derivable forms: prabhedaḥ (प्रभेदः).

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद).—m., (1) ten thousand: Mahāvyutpatti 7993 (meaning proved by position and Tibetan khri); (2) analysis, solution (of questions): praśna-°da-kuśalaś Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 340.2.

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद).—m.

(-daḥ) Kind, sort, difference. 2. Splitting, opening. 3. The flowing of ichor from the temples of an elephant. E. pra before, bheda kind.

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद).—i. e. pra-bhid + a, m. 1. Division, cutting through, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 3, 23. 2. Difference, Bhāṣāp. 51. 3. Kind, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 185, 22.

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद).—[masculine] splitting, division, separation, difference, species, kind.

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

1) Prabheda (प्रभेद):—[=pra-bheda] [from pra-bhid] a m. splitting, piercing, cutting through, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] the flowing of juice from the temples of an elephant, [Meghadūta]

3) [v.s. ...] division, subdivision, variety, species, kind, sort, [Mahābhārata; Kapila; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi; Suśruta]

4) [=pra-bheda] b See pra-√bhid.

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद):—[pra-bheda] (daḥ) 1. m. Kind; difference.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद):—(von bhid mit pra) m. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 6, 2, 144, Scholiast]

1) Spaltung: kaṭa [Raghuvaṃśa 3, 37.] ūru [Mahābhārata 8, 1967.] granthi Durchschneidung, Zerschneidung [Spr. 188.] maryādāyāḥ [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 155.] —

2) Scheidung, Trennung, Differenz: cāturvarṇya [Mahābhārata 12, 458.] [Kapila 3, 76.] —

3) Art [Suśruta 1, 283, 12.] [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 7, 8. 2, 3, 2. 2, 2, 10. 3, 4, 26, 195.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 285. 421.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 471.] bhāvāḥ punastridhā sthāyisāttvikasaṃcāriprabhedaiḥ [295.] — Vgl. nabhaḥ .

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Prabheda (प्रभेद):—

2) [Bhāṣāpariccheda 51.] —

3) [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 66, 9.] [Daśakumāracarita] in [Benfey’ Chrestomathie aus Sanskritwerken 185, 22.] āsravabhedaprabhedajātam alle Arten und Species [SARVADARŚANAS. 37, 4.]

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

Prabheda (प्रभेद):—m.

1) Spaltung , Durch- , Zerschneidung.

2) das Sichöffnen der Schläfen des Elephanten in der Brunstzeit [Meghadūta] —

3) Scheidung , Trennung , weitere Scheidung ([212,28]) ; Differenz , Verschiedenheit [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,533,7.] —

4) Unterart , Species , Art. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā [The Sankhya Philosophy 3,46.]

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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 (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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prabheda (प्रभेद) [Also spelled prabhed]:—(nm) variety; types, kinds.

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