Prahasin, Prahāsin: 6 definitions


Prahasin 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

Prahāsin (प्रहासिन्).—a.

1) Causing laughter, amusing, diverting.

2) Joking, jesting.

3) Smiling with; उन्मीलत्कुटजप्रहासिषु गिरेरालम्ब्य सानूनितः (unmīlatkuṭajaprahāsiṣu girerālambya sānūnitaḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.15.

4) Shining, resplendent; विकीर्णसप्तर्षिबलिप्रहासिभिः (vikīrṇasaptarṣibaliprahāsibhiḥ) Kumārasambhava 5.37.

5) Satirical. -m. A jester, buffoon.

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

Prahāsin (प्रहासिन्).—mfn. (-sī-sinī-si) 1. Laughing aloud. 3. Diverting or causing laughter. m. (-sī) A jester, a Buffoon, a clown. E. pra before, has to laugh, aff. ṇini .

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

1) Prahāsin (प्रहासिन्):—[=pra-hāsin] [from pra-has] mfn. laughing, derisive, satirical, [Atharva-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] shining bright, [Jātakamālā]

3) [v.s. ...] m. the buffoon of a drama (= vidūṣaka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prahāsin (प्रहासिन्):—[pra-hāsin] (sī) 5. m. A jester; a clown.

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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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