Pramardaka: 5 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pramardaka (प्रमर्दक).—adj., m. (Sanskrit pra-mard- plus -aka, but nowhere recorded), destroying, one who destroys: sar- vāpara-°ka(ḥ) Lalitavistara 433.2, of Buddha; chiefly in a cliché describing heroic sons, gen. pl. parasainya-°kānāṃ Mahāvastu i.49.5; 193.18; ii.158.17; iii.378.1; Divyāvadāna 548.28; Gaṇḍavyūha 399.15; Lalitavistara 18.6-7; in Lalitavistara 22.7 same [compound], gen. pl., which here seems to have been carelessly repeated from the cliché (tho no v.l. is reported); a n. sg. is required, like the prec. series of epithets of a king.

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

1) Pramardaka (प्रमर्दक):—[=pra-mardaka] [from pra-mṛd] mfn. crushing down, crushing, destroying, [Lalita-vistara]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a demon, [ib.]

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

Pramardaka (प्रमर्दक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pamaddaya.

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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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