Prah, Prāh: 3 definitions


Prah means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Prah in Malaya is the name of a plant defined with Elateriospermum tapos in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Elateriospermum rhizophorum Boerl. & Koord..

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. (1826)
· Systematisches Verzeichniss (Koord.Schum.) (1910)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāh (प्राह्).—(Only in perfect tense as prāha)

1) To announce, declare.

2) To call, name.

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

Prāh (प्राह्):—(pra-√ah), only [perfect tense] prāha, to announce, declare, utter, express, say, tell (with [dative case] or [accusative] of [person] and [accusative] of thing), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to record, hand down by tradition, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa];

— (with 2 [accusative]) to call, name, regard or consider as, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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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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