Pradhananga, Pradhānāṅga, Pradhana-anga: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhānāṅga (प्रधानाङ्ग).—

1) the principal branch or part of anything.

2) the chief member of the body.

3) the principal or most eminent person in a state.

Derivable forms: pradhānāṅgam (प्रधानाङ्गम्).

Pradhānāṅga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pradhāna and aṅga (अङ्ग).

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

Pradhānāṅga (प्रधानाङ्ग).—n.

(-ṅgaṃ) The chief member of the body, the chief person of a state, branch of a science, &c. E. pradhāna, and aṅga limb.

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

1) Pradhānāṅga (प्रधानाङ्ग):—[from pradhāna > pra-dhā] n. a chief member, the ch° m° of the body

2) [v.s. ...] most eminent person in a state

3) [v.s. ...] principal branch of a science etc., [Horace H. Wilson]

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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. 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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