Pradana, Pradāna: 15 definitions



Pradana means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Pradan.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pradāna (प्रदान, “making gifts”) refers to one of the twenty-one sandhyantara, or “distinct characteristics of segments (sandhi)” according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. The segments are divisions of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic play (nāṭaka) and consist of sixty-four limbs, known collectively as the sandhyaṅga.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pradāna (प्रदान).—Mode of articulation, the same as करण (karaṇa).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pradāna (प्रदान, “goading”) refers to one of the fourty “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “associated with mind” (citta-samprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., pradāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pradāna (प्रदान).—n (S) Giving. In comp. as anna-vastra- gō-dravya-vidyā-dakṣiṇā-pradāna.

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

pradāna (प्रदान).—n Giving.

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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

Pradāna (प्रदान).—

1) Giving, granting, bestowing, offering; वर°, अग्नि°, काष्ठ° (vara°, agni°, kāṣṭha°) &c.; प्रदानं प्रच्छन्नं गृहमुपगते संभ्रमविधिः (pradānaṃ pracchannaṃ gṛhamupagate saṃbhramavidhiḥ) Bh. 1.63.

2) Giving away in marriage; वैखानसं किमनया व्रतमा प्रदानाद् व्यापाररोधि मदनस्य निषेवितव्यम् (vaikhānasaṃ kimanayā vratamā pradānād vyāpārarodhi madanasya niṣevitavyam) Ś.1.26.

3) Imparting, instructing; विद्या° (vidyā°).

4) A gift, donation, present.

5) A goad.

6) An oblation.

7) Refuting, frustrating (khaṇḍana); असदेव हि धर्मस्य प्रदानं धर्म आसुरः (asadeva hi dharmasya pradānaṃ dharma āsuraḥ) Mb. 13.45.8 (com.).

Derivable forms: pradānam (प्रदानम्).

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

Pradāna (प्रदान).—[ ed. Dharmasaṃgraha 30, line 4; read pradāsa.]

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

Pradāna (प्रदान).—n.

(-naṃ) 1. Gift, donation. 2. Bestowing, granting. 3. Instructing, teaching. 4. Giving away in marriage. 5. A goad. E. pra before to give, or do to cut, aff. lyuṭa .

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

Pradāna (प्रदान).—i. e. pra-dā + ana, n. 1. Giving, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 180, 17. 2. Gift, [Pañcatantra] 184, 2; delivery 101, 11. 3. Giving in marriage, marriage, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 26.

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

Pradāna (प्रदान).—[neuter] giving, [especially] in marriage, presenting, offering, yielding, granting, applying; gift, donation, oblation; communicating, teaching, proclaiming; putting on, applying; effecting, producing.

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

1) Pradāna (प्रदान):—[=pra-dāna] [from pra-dā] 1. pra-dāna n. (for 2. See below) giving, bestowal, presentation ([especially] of an offering in the fire; also Name of the sacred text recited on this occasion), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] a gift, donation, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] giving away in marriage, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] applying (of a clyster), [Suśruta]

5) [v.s. ...] turning (the eyes), [Kumāra-sambhava]

6) [v.s. ...] making (an attack), [Pañcatantra]

7) [v.s. ...] uttering (a curse), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] granting (a boon), [Mahābhārata]

9) [v.s. ...] teaching, imparting, announcing, declaring, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

10) [=pra-dāna] 2. pra-dāna n. (√do) a goad, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (for 1. See under pra- √1. ).

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

Pradāna (प्रदान):—[pra-dāna] (naṃ) 1. n. Gift; a goad.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pradāna (प्रदान) [Also spelled pradan]:—(nm) giving; donating; bestowing, granting; delivery; —[karanā] to give; to donate; to bestow, to grant; to deliver.

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