Praharin, Prahāri, Prahārin, Prahārī, Prahari: 13 definitions

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Praharin in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prahārin (प्रहारिन्) refers to “one who removes” (the haughtiness of everyone), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.15 (“Gaṇeśa’s battle”).—Accordingly, as Nārada said to Śiva: “O lord of the gods, please listen to my words. You are the all-pervading lord and expert in various sports. By indulging in a great sport, the arrogance of the Gaṇas has been removed by you. O Śaṅkara, the impudence of the gods too has been removed by giving this (Gaṇeśa) much strength. O lord Śiva, your own wonderful strength has been known to the worlds, you who independently remove (prahārin) the haughtiness of everyone [svataṃtreṇa tvayā śaṃbho sarvagarvaprahāriṇā]. [...]”.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Prahāri (प्रहारि).—A son of Supratīka the elephant.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 341.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praharin (प्रहरिन्).—m.

1) A watchman.

2) A bellman.

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Prahārin (प्रहारिन्).—m. A good fighter, champion.

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

Praharin (प्रहरिन्).—m. (-rī) A watchman, a bellman. E. prahara a watch, and ini aff.

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

Prahārin (प्रहारिन्).—i. e. pra-hṛ + in, adj. sbst. Striking, a warrior, a hero, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 69, 5.

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

Prahārin (प्रहारिन्).—[adjective] striking, fighting; [masculine] warrior, hero.

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

1) Praharin (प्रहरिन्):—[=pra-harin] [from pra-hara > pra-hṛ] m. one who announces the hours by beating a gong etc., a watchman, bellman, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Prahārin (प्रहारिन्):—[=pra-hārin] [from pra-hāra > pra-hṛ] mfn. striking, smiting, beating with ([compound]), attacking, fighting against ([genitive case] or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. a good fighter, champion, hero, [Nirukta, by Yāska v, 12]

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

Praharin (प्रहरिन्):—[pra-harin] (rī) 5. m. Watchman.

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

Prahārin (प्रहारिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pahāri.

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Praharin 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Praharin in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Praharī (प्रहरी):—: (nm) a watchman, guard, sentinel.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prahari (ಪ್ರಹರಿ):—

1) [noun] a man who announces the hours by beating a bong at regular intervals.

2) [noun] a watchman.

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Prahāri (ಪ್ರಹಾರಿ):—[noun] a good fighter; a champion in fighting; a hero.

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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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