Prahva: 10 definitions


Prahva 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

Prahva (प्रह्व).—a.

1) Sloping, slanting, inclined; प्रह्वानतीव क्वचिदुद्धतिश्रितः (prahvānatīva kvaciduddhatiśritaḥ) Śiśupālavadha 12.56.

2) Stooping, bent down; bowing humbly down; एष प्रह्वोऽस्मि भगवन् एषा विज्ञापना च नः (eṣa prahvo'smi bhagavan eṣā vijñāpanā ca naḥ) Mv.1. 47;6.37; तमाराध्य गुरुं भक्त्या प्रह्वप्रश्रयसेवनैः (tamārādhya guruṃ bhaktyā prahvapraśrayasevanaiḥ) Vivekachūdāmaṇi.

3) Submissive, humble, modestly submitting; प्रह्वेष्वनिर्बन्धरुषो हि सन्तः (prahveṣvanirbandharuṣo hi santaḥ) R.16.8; प्रह्वग्रीवः पुरोवर्ती (prahvagrīvaḥ purovartī) Śiva B.24.6; शिवाय प्रेषयामास प्रह्वभावमुपाश्रयन् (śivāya preṣayāmāsa prahvabhāvamupāśrayan) Śiva B.29.14.

4) Devoted or attached to, engaged in, engrossed by.

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

Prahva (प्रह्व).—mfn.

(-hvaḥ-hvā-hvaṃ) 1. Bowed, bent, stooping. 2. Intent upon, engaged in, engrossed by. 3. Sloping, slanting, inclining. 4. Submissive, humble. E. pra before, hveñ to call, Unadi aff. van, form irr.

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

Prahva (प्रह्व).—probably curtailed prahvara, i. e. pra-hvṛ + a, adj. 1. Bowed. stooping, [Arjunasamāgama] 1, 5. 2. Intent upon. 3. Propitious, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 46, 127.

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

Prahva (प्रह्व).—[adjective] bent forwards, stooping; humble.

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

1) Prahva (प्रह्व):—[=pra-hva] mf(ā)n. (√hvṛ) inclined forwards, sloping, slanting, bent, [Gṛhya-sūtra and śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc. (-tva n., [Viṣṇu-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]])

2) [v.s. ...] bowed, stooping, bowing before ([genitive case]), [Mahābhārata] (vāñjali mfn. bowing with hands joined in token of respect, [Rāmāyaṇa])

3) [v.s. ...] humble, modest, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] inclined towards id est. intent upon, devoted to, engaged in [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prahva (प्रह्व):—[(hvaḥ-hvā-hvaṃ) a.] Bowed, bent; intent on; engrossed by.

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

Prahva (प्रह्व) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pabbha.

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Prahva in German

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prahva (ಪ್ರಹ್ವ):—[adjective] not proud or arrogant; modest; humble.

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Prahva (ಪ್ರಹ್ವ):—[noun] a man who is not proud or arrogant; a modest or humble man.

context information

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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