Pradhav, Pradhāv: 3 definitions



Pradhav 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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhāv (प्रधाव्).—1 U.

1) To run forward, run away.

2) To set out, start.

3) To become spread or diffused.

4) To wash, cleanse.

5) To rub off, wipe out.

6) To pervade, permeate. -Caus. To cause to run away, drive away.

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

Pradhāv (प्रधाव्).—run forth or away, hasten, rush on, resort to ([accusative]), penetrate.

Pradhāv is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and dhāv (धाव्).

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Pradhāv (प्रधाव्).—rub off, [Causative] wash.

Pradhāv is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and dhāv (धाव्).

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

1) Pradhāv (प्रधाव्):—[=pra-dhāv] a. pra-√1. dhāv [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dhāvati, te, to run forwards, r° forth, r° away, set out, start, [Ṛg-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to rush upon, [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to run or go to ([accusative]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to pervade, permeate, [Suśruta];

—to become diffused, spread, [Mahābhārata] :

—[Causal] [Parasmaipada] -dhāvayati, to put to flight, [Kathāsaritsāgara];

—to drive away, dr°, [Brāhmaṇa 1.]

2) [=pra-dhāv] b. pra-√2. dhāv [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dhāvati, te, to wash or rub off, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] :

2) —[Causal] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -dhāvayati, te, to wash or cause to w° off, [Mahābhārata 2.]

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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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