Pradara: 15 definitions


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Alternative spellings of this word include Pradar.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Ayurveda)

Pradara (प्रदर) or Pradaranidāna refers to one of the topics dealt with in the Vaidyakagrantha, as mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.—Pradara-nidāna and other sections of the Vaidyakagrantha deal with pathology and allied topics.

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Pradara (प्रदर) refers to “menorrhagia” and is one of the various diseases mentioned in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning pradara] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pradara (प्रदर).—m (S) Irregular or excessive menstruation, menorrhagia. It is disting. into raktapradara & śvētapra- dara, and, as further forms, into kṛṣṇapradara, dhātupradara, pūyapradara, pūyābha, raktapradara.

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

pradara (प्रदर).—m Irregular or excessive men- struation, menorrhagia.

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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

Pradara (प्रदर).—

1) Rending, tearing.

2) (a.) A fracture, crack, cleft, crevice, chasm; इत्युक्त्वा लक्ष्मणं रामः प्रदरः खन्यतामिति (ityuktvā lakṣmaṇaṃ rāmaḥ pradaraḥ khanyatāmiti) Rām.3.4.12; सीमानः प्रदरोदरेषु विरलस्वच्छाम्भसः (sīmānaḥ pradarodareṣu viralasvacchāmbhasaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 2.16. (b) Breach, hole.

3) The dispersion of an army; न सन्निपाते प्रदरं वधं वा कुर्युरीदृशाः (na sannipāte pradaraṃ vadhaṃ vā kuryurīdṛśāḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 12.1.34.

4) An arrow; त्रीण्येव च प्रदराणां स्म पार्थ (trīṇyeva ca pradarāṇāṃ sma pārtha) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 8.76.16.

5) A kind of disease of women.

Derivable forms: pradaraḥ (प्रदरः).

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

Pradara (प्रदर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Splitting, rending, tearing. 2. Fracturation, breaking. 3. The dispersion of an army. 4. A disease of women, (Mænorrhagia.) 5. An arrow. E. pra intensitive, dṛ to tear, aff. ap .

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

Pradara (प्रदर).—i. e. pra-dṛ10 + a, m. 1. Scattering, Mahābhārata 12, 3715 (an army). 2. A cleft, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 43, 6. 3. Fracture. 4. An arrow.

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

Pradara (प्रदर).—[masculine] splitting, rending; crack, crevice.

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

1) Pradara (प्रदर):—[=pra-dara] a See pra-√dṝ.

2) [=pra-dara] [from pra-dṝ] b m. dispersion, rout (of an army), [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] a crevice, cleft (in the earth), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] menorrhagia (a disease of women), [Caraka]

5) [v.s. ...] a kind of arrow, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] rending, tearing, [Horace H. Wilson]

7) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people, [Mahābhārata]

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

Pradara (प्रदर):—[pra-dara] (raḥ) 1. m. Splitting; fracture; an arrow; mænorrhagia.

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

Pradara (प्रदर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Payara.

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Pradara 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pradara (प्रदर) [Also spelled pradar]:—(nm) moenorrhagia (a disease of women).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pradara (ಪ್ರದರ):—

1) [noun] the act of reaving, breaking, splitting or tearing.

2) [noun] a long, narrow, deep cleft; a crack; a fissure.

3) [noun] an arrow (which splits the object, when shot).

4) [noun] abnormally profuse menstrual flow; maenorrhagia.

5) [noun] a dispersion of an army, in fear or facing defeat.

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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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