Pramanya, Prāmāṇya: 15 definitions



Pramanya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pramany.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—Authority; cf. यथोत्तरं मुनीनां प्रामाण्यम् (yathottaraṃ munīnāṃ prāmāṇyam) S. K. on न वहुव्रीहौ (na vahuvrīhau) P. I. 1.29; cf. also the usual expression वचनप्रामाण्यात् (vacanaprāmāṇyāt) Kas. on P. VII. 2.7.

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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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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (Shaivism)

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य) refers to the “authoritativeness” (of religious scriptures).—In his Tantrāloka, Abhinavagupta also defends the view that all religious scriptures are authoritative (sarvāgama-prāmāṇya) and that all merge together (melana) into a single āgama. Although unique (eka) in its essence, this āgama is variegated (citra) on a phenomenal level and as such manifests in the form of diverse religious scriptures―Buddhist, Pāñcarātrika, Śaiva, and others―each having its own group of eligible adherents (adhikārin). Each adherent follows the āgama that is in accordance with his specific needs, ends and spiritual maturity.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—n S Truth, justness, equity, agreement with realities or with rectitude. 2 Veracity, probity, integrity, honesty. 3 Proof, evidence, authority.

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

prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—n Truth. Veracity. Proof.

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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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—

1) Being a proof or resting on authority.

2) Credibility, authenticity.

2) Proof, evidence, authority.

Derivable forms: prāmāṇyam (प्रामाण्यम्).

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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—n.

(-ṇyaṃ) Authority, proof. E. pramāṇa, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—i. e. pramāṇa + ya, n. 1. Proof, Bhāṣāp. 139. 2. Authority.

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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य).—[neuter] the being an authority or a proof, tas [adverb]

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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य):—[=prā-māṇya] [from prā] n. ([from] -māṇa) the being established by proof. resting upon authority, authoritativeness, authenticity, evidence, credibility, [Nirukta, by Yāska; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य):—(ṇyaṃ) 1. n. Proof, evidence.

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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāmaṇṇa.

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Pramanya 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

Prāmāṇya (प्रामाण्य) [Also spelled pramany]:—(nm) authenticity, genuineness; validity; credibility.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prāmāṇya (ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣ್ಯ):—[noun] a proof, evidence that helps a person getting the correct or right knowledge.

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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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