Prakriya, Prakriyā: 11 definitions



Prakriya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Prakriyā (प्रक्रिया).—Process. Note: Prakriyā is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Prakriyā.—(IA 18), cf. samasta-rāja-prakriy-opeta; prerogative. Note: prakriyā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prakriyā (प्रक्रिया).—f S The way, manner, process, the art or mode of preparing or effecting. 2 In grammar. The rules for the inflection of words. 3 The form of words prior to the elisions and other changes of euphonous combination.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakriyā (प्रक्रिया).—1 Way, manner, conduct; प्रक्रियेयं न ते युक्ता (prakriyeyaṃ na te yuktā) Mb.14.79.3.

2) A rite, ceremony.

3) The bearing of royal insignia.

4) High position, elevation.

5) A chapter or section (of a book); as in उणादिप्रक्रिया (uṇādiprakriyā).

6) (In gram.) Etymological formation.

7) A privilege.

8) An introductory chapter of a work.

9) Rules for the formation of words.

1) Good conduct, action; प्रक्रिया वैरिकारिका (prakriyā vairikārikā) Mb.12.111.59 (com. prakriyā prakṛṣṭaṃ karma)

11) (In medicine) a prescription.

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

Prakriyā (प्रक्रिया).—f.

(-yā) 1. Bearing royal insignia. 2. Way, manner, conduct. 3. High position. 4. Chapter or section of a book. 5. Etymological formation, (In gram.) E. pra principal, kriyā business.

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

Prakriyā (प्रक्रिया).—[pra-kriyā], f. 1. Manner, way, Mahābhārata 14, 2304. 2. Rite, observance, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 2306. 3. Elevation, Mahābhārata 12, 4170. 4. Dignity. 5. Insignia (of rank), [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 12, 27.

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

Prakriyā (प्रक्रिया).—[feminine] bringing forth, producing; proceeding, way, manner; ceremony; privilege, superiority, high rank and its insignia; chapter, section.

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

1) Prakriyā (प्रक्रिया):—[=pra-kriyā] [from pra-kāra > pra-kṛ] f. producing, production, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

2) [v.s. ...] procedure, way, manner, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] a ceremony, observance, formality, [Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

4) [v.s. ...] precedence, high position, elevation, privilege, [Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Kathāsaritsāgara]

5) [v.s. ...] the insignia of high rank, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

6) [v.s. ...] characterisation, [Nyāyasūtra]

7) [v.s. ...] a chapter ([especially] the introductory ch° of a work), [Śaṃkarācārya; Catalogue(s)]

8) [v.s. ...] (in med.) a prescription, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

9) [v.s. ...] (in gram.) etymological formation

10) [v.s. ...] rules for the f° and inflection of words, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

11) [v.s. ...] production, creation, origin, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha]

12) [v.s. ...] form, procedure, method, mode, manner, [Mahābhārata]

13) [v.s. ...] a ceremony, [Harivaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara]

14) [v.s. ...] formality, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

15) [v.s. ...] prerogative, privilege, high rank or position, excellence, superiority, [Mahābhārata; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

16) [v.s. ...] the insignia of high rank or dignity, [Rājataraṅgiṇī; Gīta-govinda]

17) [v.s. ...] characterization, [Nyāyasūtra]

18) [v.s. ...] a chapter, section (often at the end of titles of books)

19) [v.s. ...] medical prescription, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

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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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