Prakshepa, Prakṣepa: 17 definitions


Prakshepa 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.

The Sanskrit term Prakṣepa can be transliterated into English as Praksepa or Prakshepa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prakshep.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Prakṣepa.—Fine powder form of the drug(s), which is added to a kalpa such as Leha, Āsavāriṣṭa etc. before administration is known as Prakṣepa.

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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Prakshepa in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप):—Materials like powders, sweetening agents & liquids like oils etc. which are to be added in the cooked preparations

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप) or Prakṣepaka refers to the “interpolator”, according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—According to Pṛthūdakasvāmī (860) in his commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta (628): “An optionally chosen number is taken as the lesser root (hrasvamūla). That number, positive or negative, which being added to or subtracted from its square multiplied by the prakṛti (multiplier) gives a result yielding a square-root, is called the interpolator (kṣepaka). And this (resulting) root is called the greater root (jyeṣṭhamūla)”. The interpolator is called by Brahmagupta kṣepa, prakṣepa or prakṣepaka. Śrīpati occasionally employs the synonym kṣipti. When negative, the interpolator is sometimes distinguished as ‘the subtractive’ (śodhaka). The positive interpolator is then called ‘the additive’.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Prakṣepa.—(EI 13), cf. amīṣāṃ prakṣepa-pratiṣedhau na karaṇ- īyau, ‘they should not be ousted [from the possession] or hindered [from their enjoyment of the gift land].’ Note: prakṣepa 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 mythology, zoology, 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

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prakṣēpa (प्रक्षेप).—m S Throwing, casting, projecting. 2 p (Used for prakṣipta) Thrown.

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

prakṣēpa (प्रक्षेप).—m Throwing, casting.

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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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप).—

1) Throwing forward, projecting.

2) A throw, cast.

3) Scattering upon.

4) Spurious insertion, interpolation.

5) The box of a carriage.

6) The sum deposited by each member of a commercial company.

7) Anything added to drugs in decoction.

Derivable forms: prakṣepaḥ (प्रक्षेपः).

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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप).—m.

(-paḥ) 1. Throwing, casting projecting. 2. Throwing into or upon. 3. Anything added, or thrown into drugs when in course of decoction. 4. A throw, a cast. 5. Interpolation. 6. The sum deposited by every member of a commercial corporation. E. pra before, kṣip to throw, ghañ aff.

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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप).—i. e. pra-kṣip + a, m. 1. Throwing. 2. Throwing on, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 125. 3. The box for a carriage (?), [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 29, 19.

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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप).—[masculine] & ṇa [neuter] throwing, strewing, pouring upon or into.

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

1) Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप):—[=pra-kṣepa] [from pra-kṣip] m. throwing, casting, projecting

2) [v.s. ...] throwing into or upon, scattering upon, [Manu-smṛti; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] putting, placing (pāda-p [plural] steps, [Kādambarī])

4) [v.s. ...] adding to, increasing (e.g. a dose), [Caraka]

5) [v.s. ...] anything added or thrown into drugs while in course of decoction, an ingredient, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] insertion, interpolation, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]; Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]; Śaṃkarācārya]

7) [v.s. ...] (also paka m.) the sum deposited by each member of a commercial company, [Līlāvatī of bhāskara]

8) [v.s. ...] the box of a carriage, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप):—[pra-kṣepa] (paḥ) 1. m. Throwing into.

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

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pakkheva, Pakkhevaga.

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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

[«previous next»] — Prakshepa in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prakṣepa (प्रक्षेप) [Also spelled prakshep]:—(nm) projection; throw, casting forth; interpolation; ~[ka] a projector; ~[ṇa] projection; projecting, throwing.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prakṣēpa (ಪ್ರಕ್ಷೇಪ):—

1) [noun] = ಪ್ರಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ [prakshipta]2.

2) [noun] the act of throwing, casting or hurling.

3) [noun] the act of keeping something in a particular place or position.

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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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