Prahasat: 4 definitions


Prahasat 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prahasat (प्रहसत्) (Cf. Prahasantī) refers to “smilingly”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.23 (“Attempt of Himavat to dissuade Pārvatī”).—Accordingly, after Himavat spoke to Pārvatī: “The same thing was said by Menā, Sahya mountain, Meru, Mandara, Maināka and Krauñca and others, The unafflicted Pārvatī was thus sought to be dissuaded by various arguments. When she was thus addressed by all of them, she with a broad smile [i.e., prahasat], spoke to Himavat:—[...]”.

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

Prahasat (प्रहसत्).—mfn. (-san-santī-sat) Laughing, laughing heartily. f. (-ntī) Arabian jasmine. E. pra before, has to smile, aff. śatṛ, fem. aff. ṅīp .

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

Prahasat (प्रहसत्):—[=pra-hasat] [from pra-has] mf(antī)n. laughing, smiling, [Mahābhārata]

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

Prahasat (प्रहसत्):—[pra-hasat] (n-ntī-t) p. Laughing. f. Arabian jasmin.

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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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