Prakarsha, Prakarṣa: 14 definitions


Prakarsha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Prakarṣa can be transliterated into English as Prakarsa or Prakarsha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prakarhs.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—Eminence: excellence of a particular quality ; cf. कथं पुनरन्यस्य प्रकर्षेण अन्यस्य प्रकर्षः स्यात्ः (kathaṃ punaranyasya prakarṣeṇa anyasya prakarṣaḥ syātḥ) cf. also यद्यपि द्रव्यस्य स्वतः प्रकर्षो नास्ति तथापि गुणाक्रियास्थः प्रक्रर्षो द्रव्य उपचर्यते (yadyapi dravyasya svataḥ prakarṣo nāsti tathāpi guṇākriyāsthaḥ prakrarṣo dravya upacaryate), Kas on P. V. 4.1 1.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—m S Excellence; eminence; intensity; the abundance of, or the state of abounding in, any good quality or thing.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—m Excellence; emipence; intensity.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—

1) Excellence, eminence, superiority; वपुःप्रकर्षादजयद् गुरुं रघुः (vapuḥprakarṣādajayad guruṃ raghuḥ) R.3.34; वर्णप्रकर्षे सति (varṇaprakarṣe sati) Kumārasambhava 3.28.

2) Intensity, high degree, excess; प्रकर्षगतेन शोकसंतानेन (prakarṣagatena śokasaṃtānena) Uttararāmacarita 3.

3) Strength, power.

4) Absoluteness.

5) Length, protraction.

6) Speciality.

7) Universality. (prakarṣeṇa and prakarṣāt are used adverbially in the sense of 'exceedingly', 'preeminently', 'in a high degree'.)

Derivable forms: prakarṣaḥ (प्रकर्षः).

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

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—m.

(-rṣaḥ) 1. Excellence, eminence, superiority. 2. Speciality, intensity, universality. 3. Absoluteness, definitiveness. 4. Strength, power. 5. Length, protractedness. 6. (In grammar.) The effect of the prefix “pra” upon roots; (the inst. and abl. Singulars viz:—prakarṣeṇa and prakarṣāt are used as indeclinables in the sense of “eminently,” “exceedingly,” “In a high degree.)” E. pra before, kṛṣ to attract, aff. ghañ .

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

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—i. e. pra-kṛṣ + a, m. 1. Excellence, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 381. 2. Superiority, Mahābhārata 1, 6076. 3. Intensity, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 17, 170. 4. Length, Mahābhārata 13, 2933.

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

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष).—[masculine] excellence, superiority, high degree; °—, [ablative], & [instrumental] eminently, perfectly, very much.

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

1) Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष):—[=pra-karṣa] a etc. See pra-√kṛṣ.

2) [=pra-karṣa] [from pra-kṛṣ] b m. pre-eminence, excellence, superiority, excess, intensity, high degree, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (often ifc. e.g. adhva-pr, a great distance, [Rāmāyaṇa]; kāla-pr, a long time, [Suśruta]; guṇa-pr, extraordinary qualities, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]; phala-pra-karṣa mfn. consisting chiefly in fruit, [Suśruta]; śakti-pr, possessing extraordinary power, [Inscriptions])

3) [v.s. ...] length of time, duration, [Caraka]

4) [v.s. ...] absoluteness, definitiveness, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) the effect of the prefix pra upon roots, [ib.]

6) [v.s. ...] [in the beginning of a compound] eminently, intensely, thoroughly, in a high degree, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) Prākarṣa (प्राकर्ष):—[=prā-karṣa] [from prā] n. Name of Sāmans, [Ārṣeya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष):—[pra-karṣa] (rṣaḥ) 1. m. Excellence; intensity; absoluteness.

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

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pagarisa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prakarsha 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prakarṣa (प्रकर्ष) [Also spelled prakarhs]:—(nm) (rising to) eminence/excellence; exaltation, elevation; hence ~[rṣī] (a).

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakarsha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prakarṣa (ಪ್ರಕರ್ಷ):—[adjective] outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.; excellent; superior; eminent.

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Prakarṣa (ಪ್ರಕರ್ಷ):—

1) [noun] the fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence; excellence.

2) [noun] intensity; high degree; excess.

3) [noun] extraordinary power.

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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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