Pralap: 4 definitions



Pralap means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pralap (प्रलप्).—1 P.

1) To speak, talk; वचो वै देहीति (vaco vai dehīti) (vaidehīti) प्रतिपदमुदश्रु प्रलपितम् (pratipadamudaśru pralapitam) S. D.6.

2) To talk at random or incoherently, prate, chatter, talk wildly or nonsensically; प्रलपत्येष वैधेयः (pralapatyeṣa vaidheyaḥ) Ś.2.

3) To lament, mourn, cry, bewail.

4) To call, invoke.

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

Pralap (प्रलप्).—prattle, chatter, talk, lament. [Causative] compel to speak.

Pralap is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and lap (लप्).

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

Pralap (प्रलप्):—[=pra-√lap] [Parasmaipada] -lapati, to speak forth (inconsiderately or at random), prattle, talk idly or incoherently, trifle, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.;

—to talk, converse, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

—to speak forth, speak, [Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra];

—to exclaim, [Bhartṛhari];

—to lament, bewail, [Pañcatantra];

—to speak or tell in a doleful manner, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to call upon or invoke in piteous tones, [Mahābhārata] :

—[Causal] -lāpayati, to cause or incite to speak, [Mṛcchakaṭikā]

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pralap in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) logorthoea; prate, prattle, babble; disjointed/meaningless utterance; hence ~[pi] (a and nm)..—pralap (प्रलाप) is alternatively transliterated as Pralāpa.

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