Prabhutva: 7 definitions


Prabhutva means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prabhutva in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prabhutva (प्रभुत्व) refers to “one who has suzerainty (of all the worlds)”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.6 (“Prayer to Śiva”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Śiva: “[...] As it is the duty of a king, you will not be sinning by their destruction. Hence, the good people, brahmins etc shall be saved and the thorns uprooted. Even an ordinary king would do so if he cares to maintain his sway. You have the suzerainty (prabhutva) of all the worlds. Hence, tarry not to protect us. Great sages, Indra, sacrifices, Vedas, all the Śāstras, Viṣṇu and even I—all these depend on you, O lord of gods. [...]”.

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prabhutva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prabhutva (प्रभुत्व).—

1) Lordship, supremacy, mastery, ascendancy, authority; भर्तर्यपेततमसि प्रभुता तवैव (bhartaryapetatamasi prabhutā tavaiva) Ś.7.32; 'मा गा इत्यपमङ्गलं, व्रज पुनः स्नेहेन हीनं वचः, तिष्ठेति प्रभुता, थयारुचि कुरु ह्येषाप्युदासीनता (mā gā ityapamaṅgalaṃ, vraja punaḥ snehena hīnaṃ vacaḥ, tiṣṭheti prabhutā, thayāruci kuru hyeṣāpyudāsīnatā) |' Śabda Ch.

2) Ownership.

Derivable forms: prabhutvam (प्रभुत्वम्).

See also (synonyms): prabhutā.

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

Prabhutva (प्रभुत्व).—[prabhu + tva], n. Sovereignty, [Pañcatantra] 63, 17; power, [Hitopadeśa] [prologue.] [distich] 11, M. M.

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

1) Prabhutva (प्रभुत्व):—[=pra-bhu-tva] [from pra-bhu > pra-bhū] n. lordship, sovereignty, high rank, might, power over ([genitive case] [locative case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] prevalence ([instrumental case] ‘for the most part’), [Suśruta]

3) Prabhūtva (प्रभूत्व):—[=pra-bhū-tva] [from pra-bhū > pra-bhu > pra-bhū] n. sufficiency, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (cf. prabhu-tva)

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Prabhutva in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prabhutva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prabhutva (ಪ್ರಭುತ್ವ):—

1) [noun] the office, duty, authority of a king; lordship; kingship.

2) [noun] dominance; prevalence; sway; mastership.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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