Praci, Prācī: 8 definitions


Praci means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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 Prachi.

India history and geography

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Prācī (प्राची) is the name of a river found in India.—The river exists by its old name at present. The nearest distance of this river from Bhubaneswar is twelve to thirteen miles. The river traverses a course of thirty miles before it empties itself into the Bay of Bengal. Both the banks of Prācī abound in the old ruins of temples, wells, tanks and in mounds that wait excavation.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prācī (प्राची).—f S The east.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prācī (प्राची).—f The east.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praci (प्रचि).—5 U.

1) To collect, gather.

2) To add to, increase, develop; to enhance, augment.

3) To cut down; परेषामुत्तमाङ्गानि प्रचिन्वन्तमथेषुभिः (pareṣāmuttamāṅgāni pracinvantamatheṣubhiḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 6.14.12. -Pass.

1) To grow, be developed; प्रचीयमानावयवा रराज सा (pracīyamānāvayavā rarāja sā) R.3.7.

2) To increase, multiply, thrive, prosper; अपि प्रचीयन्ते संव्यवहाराणां वृद्धिलाभाः (api pracīyante saṃvyavahārāṇāṃ vṛddhilābhāḥ) Mu.1.

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Prācī (प्राची).—The east; तनयमचिरात् प्राचीवार्कं प्रसूय च पावनम् (tanayamacirāt prācīvārkaṃ prasūya ca pāvanam) Ś.4.19; यत्रैव भानुस्तु वियत्युदेति प्राचीति तां वेदविदो वदन्ति (yatraiva bhānustu viyatyudeti prācīti tāṃ vedavido vadanti).

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

Praci (प्रचि).—gather, collect, accumulate, augment, strengthen; [Passive] increase, become strong.

Praci is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and ci (चि).

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

1) Praci (प्रचि):—[=pra-ci] -√1. ci [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -cinoti, -cinute, to collect, gather, pluck, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to mow or cut down (enemies), [Mahābhārata];

—to increase, augment, enhance, [Varāha-mihira] :

—[Passive voice] -cīyate, to be gathered or collected, to grow, thrive, multiply, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature]

2) Prācī (प्राची):—[from prāñc] a f. (with or [scilicet] diś) the east, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] the post to which an elephant is tied, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [from prāñc] b f. of prāñc.

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Praci 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prācī (प्राची) [Also spelled prachi]:—(nf) the east; the eastern quarter; the orient; —[pratīcī] the orient and the occident.

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