Pradha: 6 definitions


Pradha 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.

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

Pradha (प्रध).—mfn.

(-dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) Who or what has or holds. E. pra before, dhā to have, śa aff.

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

Pradhā (प्रधा).—present, offer; set forward, send out (spies).

Pradhā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and dhā (धा).

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

1) Pradhā (प्रधा):—[=pra-dhā] a. pra-√1. dhā [Ātmanepada] -dhatte, to place or set before, offer, [Ṛg-veda];

—to send out (spies), [ib. vii, 61, 3];

—to give up, deliver, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Kāṭhaka];

—to devote one’s self to ([accusative]), [Lalita-vistara]

2) Pradha (प्रध):—[=pra-dha] [from pra-dhā] m., [Pāṇini 3-1, 139 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

3) Pradhā (प्रधा):—[=pra-dhā] [from pra-dha] b f., [ib. vi, 4, 64 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a daughter of Dakṣa, [Mahābhārata; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa] ([probably] [wrong reading] for prādhā).

5) [=pra-dhā] c. pra-√2. dhā See pra-√dhe, [column]2

6) Prādhā (प्राधा):—[=prā-dhā] [from prā] a f. (cf. pra-dhā) Name of a daughter of Dakṣa and mother of sub voce Apsaras and Gandharvas, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

7) b prādhānika etc. See under 3. prā, p.702.

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

Pradha (प्रध):—[pra-dha] (dhaḥ-dhā-dhaṃ) a. Holding.

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Pradha 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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