Prada, Pradā: 10 definitions

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Introduction:

Prada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prada (प्रद).—a S That gives, grants, confers, affords, bestows. Ex. of comp. sukhaprada, duḥkha -phala -dhana -vidyā -harṣa-śōka-prada Yielding pleasure, pain, profit &c.

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

prada (प्रद).—a That gives, grants, confers. In comp. as Ex. hitaprada.

context information

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

Pradā (प्रदा).—3 U.

1) To grant, give, offer, present; स्वं प्रागहं प्रादिषि नामराय किं नाम तस्मै मनसा नराय (svaṃ prāgahaṃ prādiṣi nāmarāya kiṃ nāma tasmai manasā narāya) N.6.95; Ms.3.99, 18,273; Y.2.9.

2) To impart, teach (as learning); शिष्यप्रदेयागमाः (śiṣyapradeyāgamāḥ) (kavayaḥ) Bh.2.15.

3) To give away; yield.

4) To give up, deliver.

5) To give away in marriage.

6) To sell; यत्रैकेन च यत् क्रीतं तच्छतेन प्रदीयते (yatraikena ca yat krītaṃ tacchatena pradīyate) Pt.1.13.

7) To deliver up, restore.

8) To pay, discharge (a debt).

9) To put, place in.

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Prada (प्रद).—a.

1) (At the end of comp.) Giving, bestowing, or conferring on, yielding; सुख°, ताप°, सस्य° (sukha°, tāpa°, sasya°) &c.

2) Liberal, bountiful.

-dā A gift.

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

Prada (प्रद).—mfn.

(-daḥ-dā-daṃ) A giver, giving bountiful. f.

(-dā) A gift, a donation. E. pra before, to give, śa aff. or aṅ and ṭāp .

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

Prada (प्रद).—[pra-da] (vb. ), I. adj. sbst. Giving, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 9; a giver, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 162. Ii. f. , A gift.

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

Prada (प्रद).—[adjective] giving, uttering, causing (mostly —°).

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Pradā (प्रदा).—A. ([Middle]) give up, deliver, present, offer, give in marriage (±bhāryām); pay, discharge (a debt), restore, sell ([with] [instrumental] of price); teach, communicate, impart; grant, permit; put in set (fire) to ([locative]).

Pradā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and (दा).

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

1) Pradā (प्रदा):—[=pra-dā] a. pra-√1. [Parasmaipada] -dadāti, rarely [Ātmanepada] -datte, ([Vedic or Veda] [infinitive mood] pra-dātos, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā]; irreg. [Potential] [Parasmaipada] -dadet, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]),

—to give away, give, offer, present, grant, bestow, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (with or [scilicet] bhāryām, to give in marriage; with prativacas, to g° an answer; with pravṛttim, to information about an event; with yuddham, to g° battle; with dvaṃdva-yuddham, to engage in single combat; with vidyām, to communicate or impart knowledge; with hutāśanam, to set fire to);

—to give up, abolish, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā];

—to sell (with [instrumental case] of price), [Pañcatantra];

—to restore (anything lost etc.), [Manu-smṛti];

—to pay, discharge (a debt), [Yājñavalkya];

—to put or place in ([locative case]), [ib.; Mahābhārata] :

—[Passive voice] -dīyate, to be given away, be given, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:

—[Causal] -dāpayati, to cause to give, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.;

—to compel to give back or to repay, [Yājñavalkya; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti] ;

—to cause to put in or to, [Mahābhārata; Bhāvaprakāśa];

—to put or place in ([locative case]), [Caraka];

— (with vastim), to apply a clyster, [ib.] :

—[Desiderative] -ditsate, to wish to give in marriage, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) Prada (प्रद):—[=pra-da] [from pra-dā] mf(ā)n. giving, yielding, offering, granting, bestowing, causing, effecting, uttering, speaking (cf. anna-, jaya-, bahu-, sukha-, -śāpa etc.)

3) Pradā (प्रदा):—[=pra-dā] [from pra-da] b f. a gift, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Prādā (प्रादा):—[=prā-√dā] (pra-ā- √1. ) [Parasmaipada] -dadāti ([infinitive mood] prā-dātum [indeclinable participle] prā-dāya), to give, bestow, [Mahābhārata]

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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