Pradhanakarya, Pradhānakārya, Pradhana-karya: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhānakārya (प्रधानकार्य).—

1) the chief business, the principal act; यस्यैव प्रधानकर्मफलं तस्यैवानुषङ्गिकमपि भवितुमर्हति (yasyaiva pradhānakarmaphalaṃ tasyaivānuṣaṅgikamapi bhavitumarhati) ŚB. on MS.6.2.1.

2) (Medic.) the principal mode of treatment.

Derivable forms: pradhānakāryam (प्रधानकार्यम्).

Pradhānakārya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pradhāna and kārya (कार्य).

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

1) Pradhānakārya (प्रधानकार्य):—[=pradhāna-kārya] [from pradhāna > pra-dhā] n. chief or principal action

2) [v.s. ...] principal mode of treatment (in med.), [Suśruta; Madhusūdana]

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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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