Prajavat, Prajāvat: 3 definitions


Prajavat 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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prajāvat (प्रजावत्).—a.

1) Having subjects or children .

2) Pregnant.

3) Abounding in progeny, prolific.

-tī A brother's wife (bhrātṛjāyā); प्रजावती दोहदशंसिनी ते (prajāvatī dohadaśaṃsinī te) R.14. 45;15.13.

2) A matron, mother.

3) An elder brother's wife.

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

Prajāvat (प्रजावत्).—mfn. (-vān-vatī-vat) 1. Having progeny. 2. Having subjects. f. (-tī) 1. A brother’s wife 2. The wife of an elder brother. 3. A mother. E. prajā offspring, and matup poss. aff.

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

1) Prajāvat (प्रजावत्):—[=prajā-vat] [from prajā > pra-jan] mfn. (-) having or granting offspring or children, prolific, fruitful, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Ṛṣi and his hymn, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] (with the [patronymic] prājāpatya) supposed author of [Ṛg-veda x, 183; Anukramaṇikā]

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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. 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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