Pradhvams, Pradhvaṃs: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhvaṃs (प्रध्वंस्).—1 Ā.

1) To fall in ruins, waste, decay.

2) To perish, be destroyed -Caus. To cause to perish, destroy, annihilate.

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

Pradhvaṃs (प्रध्वंस्).—[Middle] flow away, subside (water); fall to dust, perish vi [Middle] (A.) be scattered, crumble down. [Causative] (°dhvaṃsayati) crush, waste, destroy. — Cf. apadhvasta, ādhvasta, upadhvasta/, paridhvasta, vidhvasta.

Pradhvaṃs is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and dhvaṃs (ध्वंस्).

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

Pradhvaṃs (प्रध्वंस्):—[=pra-√dhvaṃs] [Ātmanepada] -dhvaṃsate, to flow off (as water), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra];

—to fall to pieces, perish, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad] :

—[Causal] -dhvaṃsayati, to scatter, sprinkle, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

—to cause to fall, destroy, cause to perish, [Mahābhārata; Śiśupāla-vadha]

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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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