Pradhavana, Pradhāvana: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhāvana (प्रधावन).—

1) Air, wind.

2) A runner.

-nam Rubbing, rubbing or washing off.

Derivable forms: pradhāvanaḥ (प्रधावनः).

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

Pradhāvana (प्रधावन).—m.

(-naḥ) Air, wind. n.

(-naṃ) Rubbing, rubbing off, washing off. E. pra violently, dhu to shake, aff. lyuṭ .

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

1) Pradhāvana (प्रधावन):—[=pra-dhāvana] [from pra-dhāv] a m. a runner, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [=pra-dhāvana] [from pra-dhāv] b m. air, wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (regarded as a ‘purifier’ cf. pavana; or perhaps [from] √1. dhāv, reg° as a ‘runner’)

3) [v.s. ...] n. rubbing or washing off, [Suśruta; Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

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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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