Pracal: 4 definitions


Pracal 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prachal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pracal (प्रचल्).—1 P.

1) To shake, move, tremble; समुद्रमपि संतरेत् प्रचलदूर्मिमालाकुलम् (samudramapi saṃtaret pracaladūrmimālākulam) Bhartṛhari 2.4.

2) To go, walk, move on; set out, start off, depart.

3) To start up, spring up-

4) To be affected, disturbed or agitated.

5) To prevail, be current.

6) To swerve, deviate from (abl.). -Caus. (cāla°)

1) To shake, stir up. (cala°)

2) To move, set in motion.

3) To remove from.

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

Pracal (प्रचल्).—get in motion, shake, tremble; come forth, rise, start up; swerve or deviate from ([ablative]); proceed, advance, depart; be perplexed or troubled. [Causative] set in motion, shake, stir.

Pracal is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and cal (चल्).

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

Pracal (प्रचल्):—[=pra-√cal] [Parasmaipada] -calati (rarely [Ātmanepada] te), to be set in motion, tremble, quake, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to stir, move on, advance, set out, depart, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Pañcatantra];

—to start, spring up from (a seat), [Rāmāyaṇa];

—to swerve, deviate from ([ablative]), [Mahābhārata];

—to become troubled or confused, be perplexed or bewildered or excited, [ib.; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Causal] -calayati, to set in motion, move, jog, wag, [Kāvya literature];

—to remove from ([ablative]), [Suśruta];

-cālayati, to cause to shake or tremble, [Rāmāyaṇa];

—to stir up, stir round, [Pañcatantra]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pracal (प्रचल्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Payala.

context information

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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