Pradipana, Pradīpana: 13 definitions


Pradipana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन) or Pradīpanarasa is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 4, ajīrṇa: indigestion). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). However, since it is an ayurveda treatment it should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.

Accordingly, when using such recipes (e.g., pradīpana-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)

Rasashastra book cover
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

pradīpana (प्रदीपन).—n (S) Kindling, igniting, inflaming.

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

pradīpana (प्रदीपन).—n Kindling, igniting.

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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»] — Pradipana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन).—a.

1) (- f.) Kindling.

2) Illuminating.

3) Stimulating, exciting.

-nam The act of kindling, lighting, stimulating &c.

-naḥ A kind of mineral poison; वर्णतो लोहितो यः स्याद्दीप्तिमान् दहनप्रभः । महादाहकरः पूर्वैः कथितः स प्रदीपनः (varṇato lohito yaḥ syāddīptimān dahanaprabhaḥ | mahādāhakaraḥ pūrvaiḥ kathitaḥ sa pradīpanaḥ) || Rājanighaṇṭu.

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

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nī-naṃ) 1. Inflaming, illuminating. 2. Stimulating, exciting, who or what does so. n.

(-naṃ) The act of inflaming, exciting, &c. m.

(-naḥ) A sort of mineral poison, of a red colour, and caustic operation. E. pra befere, dīp to inflame, aff. lyu .

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

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन).—[pra-dīp + ana], I. adj. Inflaming, [Suśruta] 1, 177, 10. Ii. m. A kind of poison. Iii. n. Kindling, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 49.

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

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन).—[adjective] & [neuter] inflaming, kindling.

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

1) Pradīpana (प्रदीपन):—[=pra-dīpana] [from pra-dīp] mfn. inflaming, exciting, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a sort of poison, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. the act of kindling or inflaming, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन):—[pra-dīpana] (naḥ) 1. m. A sort of mineral poison. n Act of inflaming. a. Inflaming, stimulating.

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

Pradīpana (प्रदीपन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Palīvaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pradipana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Pradīpana (ಪ್ರದೀಪನ):—

1) [noun] the act of illuminating; a lighting up.

2) [noun] the act of enlightening (with facts or nature of something); enlightenment.

3) [noun] the act or fact of exciting.

4) [noun] a kind of poison consumption of which causes inflammation in the body.

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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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