Pracalakin, Pracalākin, Pracalaki, Pracalākī: 9 definitions

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Pracalakin 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 Prachalakin.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Pracalākin (प्रचलाकिन्) (lit. “one who nodes his head”) is a synonym (another name) for the Peacock (Mayūra), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pracalākin (प्रचलाकिन्).—m. A peacock; Uttararāmacarita 2.29; प्रचलाकिकलापिनौ (pracalākikalāpinau) Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.

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

Pracalākin (प्रचलाकिन्).—m. (-kī) 1. A snake. 2. A peacock. E. pracalāka a peacock’s tail, and ini aff.

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

Pracalākin (प्रचलाकिन्).—i. e. pracalāka + in, m. 1. A snake. 2. A peacock, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 49, 11.

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

1) Pracalakin (प्रचलकिन्):—[=pra-calakin] [from pra-cal] [wrong reading] for calākin.

2) Pracalākin (प्रचलाकिन्):—[=pra-calākin] [from pra-cal] m. a peacock, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] a snake, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pracalākin (प्रचलाकिन्):—[pra-calākin] (kī) 5. m. A snake; a peacock; an archer.

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Pracalakin 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pracalāki (ಪ್ರಚಲಾಕಿ):—[noun] the male of the peafowl distinguished by its long, erectile, greenish, iridescent tail coverts that are brilliantly marked with ocellated spots and that can be spread in a fan; a peacock.

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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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