Pracarana, Pracaraṇa: 9 definitions


Pracarana 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 Pracharana.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Pracarana in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Pracāraṇa (प्रचारण) refers to “teaching”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 1.4.—(“adhītibodhācaraṇapracāraṇaiḥ”).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pracaraṇa (प्रचरण).—

1) Going forth, proceeding.

2) Being current, circulating.

3) Undertaking, beginning.

4) Employing, using.

-ṇī A wooden-ladle.

Derivable forms: pracaraṇam (प्रचरणम्).

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

Pracāraṇā (प्रचारणा).—going about, behavior (with unfavorable implication): Avadāna-śataka ii.136.7 °ṇāyāṃ vartamānāyāṃ, while his (worldly) behavior (just alluded to) continued (he was rebuked by his monk-superior). Feer, au moment de l'exercice; which seems in every way improbable.

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

Pracaraṇa (प्रचरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Going, proceeding. 2. Circulating, being current. E. pra before, car to go. lyuṭ aff.

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

Pracaraṇa (प्रचरण).—[neuter] going forth, proceeding; [feminine] ī a cert. wooden ladle used at a sacrifice.

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

1) Pracaraṇa (प्रचरण):—[=pra-caraṇa] [from pra-car] n. going to graze, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [v.s. ...] proceeding with, beginning, undertaking, [???; Bālarāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] circulating, being current, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] employing, using, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

5) Pracāraṇa (प्रचारण):—[=pra-cāraṇa] [from pra-car] n. ([probably]) scattering, strewing, [Kādambarī]

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

Pracaraṇa (प्रचरण):—[pra-caraṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Proceeding.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pracarana 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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