Prajana, Prājana: 12 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Prajana (प्रजन).—A son of Kuru.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 50. 23.

1b) An Asura in the sabhā of Hiraṇyakaśipu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 161. 81.
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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

Prajana (प्रजन).—

1) Impregnating, begetting, generating, production; अप्रमोदात् पुनः पुंसः प्रजनं न प्रवर्तते (apramodāt punaḥ puṃsaḥ prajanaṃ na pravartate) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 13.46.4; T. Up.1.9.1; Manusmṛti 3.61;9.61.

2) The impregnation of cattle.

3) Bringing forth, bearing; प्रजनार्थं स्त्रियः सृष्टाः (prajanārthaṃ striyaḥ sṛṣṭāḥ) Manusmṛti 9.96.

4) A generator, progenitor; प्रजनश्चास्मि कन्दर्पः (prajanaścāsmi kandarpaḥ) Bhagavadgītā (Bombay) 1.28.

5) The generative organ; प्रजने च प्रजापतिम् (prajane ca prajāpatim) (sanniveśayet) Manusmṛti 12.121.

Derivable forms: prajanaḥ (प्रजनः).

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Prajana (प्रजन).—f. The vulva (Ved.).

Derivable forms: prajanaḥ (प्रजनः).

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Prājana (प्राजन).—A whip, goad; त्यक्तप्राजनरश्मिरङ्किततनुः पार्थाङ्कितैर्मार्गणैः (tyaktaprājanaraśmiraṅkitatanuḥ pārthāṅkitairmārgaṇaiḥ) Ve.5.1.

Derivable forms: prājanaḥ (प्राजनः), prājanam (प्राजनम्).

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

Prajana (प्रजन).—mn. (naḥ-naṃ) 1. Impregnating, begetting. 2. Impregnation or pregnancy of cattle in general. 3. The season for a cow’s taking the bull, &c. m.

(-naḥ) 1. A progenitor, an impregnator. 2. Bringing forth, bearing. E. pra before, jan to be born, ghañ aff.

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Prājana (प्राजन).—n.

(-naṃ) A goad. E. pra before, aj to go, in the causal form, aff. lyuṭ .

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

Prajana (प्रजन).—[pra-jan + a], I. m. and n. 1. Impregnating, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 61. 2. Impregnation, Mahābhārata 14, 1127. 3. The season for a cow’s taking the bull. 4. Bringing forth. [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 96. Ii. m. A progenitor, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 8, 5, 34.

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

Prajana (प्रजन).—[masculine] generation (also [neuter]), generator.

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

1) Prajana (प्रजन):—[=pra-jana] [from pra-jan] m. begetting, impregnation, generation, bearing, bringing forth (rarely n.), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] one who begets, generator, progenitor, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) Prajānā (प्रजाना):—[=pra-jānā] [from pra-jan] f. the place of bringing forth, [Aitareya-āraṇyaka]

4) Prājana (प्राजन):—[from prājaka] m. a whip, goad, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]] (also prāja, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha])

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

1) Prajana (प्रजन):—[pra-jana] (naṃ) 1. n. Begetting; impregnation of cattle or the season for it. m. A progenitor.

2) Prājana (प्राजन):—[prā+jana] (naṃ) 1. n. A goad.

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

Prajana (प्रजन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Payā, Pavayaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prajana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prajana (ಪ್ರಜನ):—[adjective] producing; creating; procreating.

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Prajana (ಪ್ರಜನ):—

1) [noun] = ಪ್ರಜೆ - [praje -] 1.

2) [noun] the act of begetting, creating; procration.

3) [noun] the fact of having an off-spring growing within.

4) [noun] a making a male of an animal to have sexual union with a female of the same species.

5) [noun] that which brings another into life.

6) [noun] the human sexual organ.

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Prājana (ಪ್ರಾಜನ):—[noun] an instrument consisting of a stiff rod with a flexible lash attached to one end, used for striking or flogging; a whip.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

1) Prajana (प्रजन):—n. → प्रजनन [prajanana]

2) Prajana (प्रजन):—adj. bearing; generating; procreating;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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