Pradhanya, Prādhānya, Pradhānya: 15 definitions


Pradhanya means something in 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 Pradhany.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—Preponderance, principal nature as opposed to the subordinate one (विशेषण्त्व (viśeṣaṇtva)); cf. यत्र प्राधान्येन अल् आश्रीयते तत्रैव प्रतिषेधः स्यात् (yatra prādhānyena al āśrīyate tatraiva pratiṣedhaḥ syāt) M. Bh. on P. I. 1. 56. cf. also प्राधान्येन व्यपदेशा भवन्ति । (prādhānyena vyapadeśā bhavanti |)

Vyakarana book cover
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य) or Pradhānya refers to “important positions”, obtainable through the worship of Śiva, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.14:—“[...] a person who yearns for important positions (prādhānya/pradhānya) shall worship half the former number [for details, see text]. A person desiring release from prison (kārāgṛha) shall worship a hundred thousand liṅgas of Śiva”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradhanya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—n S The state of being chief or foremost; supremacy, ascendency, predominance. 2 The state of being greater or more abundant; prevalence, preponderance.

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

prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—n Supremacy, predominance. Preponderance.

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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

[«previous next»] — Pradhanya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—

1) Pre-eminence, superiority, predominance, prominence.

2) Ascendancy, supremacy.

3) A chief or principal cause. (prādhānyena, prādhānyāt, prādhānyataḥ 'chiefly', 'especially', 'principally'; hanta te kathayiṣyāmi divyā hyātmavibhūtayaḥ | prādhānyataḥ kuruśreṣṭha nāstyanto vistarasya me || Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.19.)

Derivable forms: prādhānyam (प्राधान्यम्).

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

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—n.

(-nyaṃ) Supremacy, superiority. E. pradhāna chief, ṣyañ aff.

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

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—i. e. pradhāna + ya, n. Prevalence, supremacy, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 75 (tad-, abl. When these rule).

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

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य).—[neuter] predominance, prevalence; °—, [instrumental], [ablative], & tas [adverb] chiefly, principally.

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

1) Pradhanya (प्रधन्य):—[from pra-dhana] mf(ā)n. forming the spoil or booty (as cattle), [Ṛg-veda]

2) Pradhānya (प्रधान्य):—[from pra-dhā] [wrong reading] for prādh q.v., [Mahābhārata]

3) Prādhānya (प्राधान्य):—[=prā-dhānya] [from prā] n. predominance, prevalence, ascendency, supremacy, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Śaṃkarācārya; Suśruta] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] [in the beginning of a compound] in regard to the highest object or chief matter, chiefly, mainly, summarily, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc. (-stuti mfn. chiefly praised)

5) [=prā-dhānya] [from prā] m. a chief or most distinguished person, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā]

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

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य):—(nyaṃ) 1. n. Superiority.

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

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pāhaṇṇa, Pāhanna.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pradhanya 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

[«previous next»] — Pradhanya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prādhānya (प्राधान्य) [Also spelled pradhany]:—(nm) predominance, dominance, superiority; supremacy, hegemony.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pradhanya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prādhānya (ಪ್ರಾಧಾನ್ಯ):—[noun] the state or quality of being important; importance.

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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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