Prahan: 6 definitions



Prahan 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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prahan (प्रहन्).—2 P.

1) To kill, slay; प्रधानिषत रक्षांसि येनाप्तानि वने मम । न प्रहण्मः कथं पापं वद पूर्वापकारिणम् (pradhāniṣata rakṣāṃsi yenāptāni vane mama | na prahaṇmaḥ kathaṃ pāpaṃ vada pūrvāpakāriṇam) Bk.9.12.

2) To strike, beat, hit; गदाप्रहततनुः (gadāprahatatanuḥ)

3) To strike, beat (a drum &c.); see प्रहत (prahata).

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

Prahan (प्रहन्).—beat, strike at ([accusative]), hew down, kill.

Prahan is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and han (हन्).

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

1) Prahan (प्रहन्):—[=pra-√han] a [Parasmaipada] -hanti, ([perfect tense] [Ātmanepada] -jaghnire, [Mahābhārata]), to strike, beat, slay, kill, destroy, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (with [accusative]; according to, [Pāṇini 2-3, 56] also with [genitive case])

2) [=pra-han] b See a-prahan.

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

Prahan (प्रहन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pavaha, Pahaṇa.

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Prahan 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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