Prahas: 4 definitions


Prahas 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prahas (प्रहस्).—1 P.

1) To laugh, smile; ततः प्रहस्यापभयः पुरंदरम् (tataḥ prahasyāpabhayaḥ puraṃdaram) R.3.51.

2) To deride, ridicule, mock; हसन्तं प्रहसन्त्येता रुदन्तं प्ररुदन्ति च (hasantaṃ prahasantyetā rudantaṃ prarudanti ca) Subhāṣ.

3) To brighten up, look splendid, cheer up.

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

Prahas (प्रहस्).—laugh out (±hāsam); laugh with ([accusative]); laugh at, ridicule. [Causative] make laugh.

Prahas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and has (हस्).

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

Prahas (प्रहस्):—[=pra-√has] [Parasmaipada] -hasati ([Epic] also [Ātmanepada] te), to burst into laughter (also with hāsam), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to laugh with ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra];

—to laugh at, mock, deride, ridicule, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa etc.]

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

Prahas (प्रहस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pahasa.

context information

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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