Pracalita, Pracālita: 10 definitions


Pracalita 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 Prachalita.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pracalita in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pracalita (प्रचलित) refers to “shaking”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “As soon as the Bodhisattva, the great being Gaganagañja said these verses (śloka), the pavilions in the sky of the Mahāvyūha universe has been shaken (pracalita) in six ways. Then a voice resounded from open space (antarīkṣa), saying: ‘[...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pracalita (प्रचलित).—a.

1) Shaken, moved, set in motion.

2) Moving about; एतस्मिन् प्रचलाकिनां प्रचलतामुद्वेजिताः कूजितैः (etasmin pracalākināṃ pracalatāmudvejitāḥ kūjitaiḥ) Uttararāmacarita 2.29.

3) Wandering, roaming.

4) Having set out or proceeded.

5) Customary, recognized or received as authority.

6) Current, prevalent.

7) confused, bewildered.

-tam Going away, departure.

See also (synonyms): pracalat.

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

Pracalita (प्रचलित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Gone far or wide, wandering, roving. 2. Sct in motion, shaken. 3. Current, customary, circulating, prevailing. 4. Recognised, received, (as authority or law, &c.) 5. Rolling (as the eye). E. pra before, cal to go, kta aff.

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

1) Pracalita (प्रचलित):—[=pra-calita] [from pra-cal] mfn. set in motion, moved, shaken, tremulous, rolling (as the eye), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] one who has set out, proceeded, departed, [Pañcatantra; Hitopadeśa; Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

3) [v.s. ...] confused, bewildered, perplexed, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] current, customary, circulating, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] prevailing, recognized, received (as authority or law), [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] n. going away, departure, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Pracalita (प्रचलित):—[pra-calita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Gone, moved; shaken; current; received as law; rolling (the eye).

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

Pracalita (प्रचलित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Payaliya.

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Pracalita 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pracalita in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pracalita (प्रचलित) [Also spelled prachalit]:—(a) current, prevalent, in vogue, in usage; common; customary; moved; ~[tārtha] current or prevalent meaning/acceptation,

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pracalita (ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ):—

1) [adjective] agitated; perturbed.

2) [adjective] moving; not stationary.

3) [adjective] wandering; roaming.

4) [adjective] gone ahead; progressed; advanced.

5) [adjective] at the present time; contemporary; current.

6) [adjective] prevalent; widely existing; being generally used.

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Pracalita (ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ):—[noun] the condition or fact of being current, currently used; a being in currency.

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Pracaḷita (ಪ್ರಚಳಿತ):—[adjective] = ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ [pracalita]1.

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Pracaḷita (ಪ್ರಚಳಿತ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರಚಲಿತ [pracalita]2.

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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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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pracalita in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Pracalita (प्रचलित):—adj. prevalent; current; customary; in practice; in vogue; recognized;

2) Pracālita (प्रचालित):—adj. brought in use;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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