Pramita, Pramitā, Pramīta: 14 definitions


Pramita means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Pramitā (प्रमिता) is the name of a Sanskrit metre (chandas) to which Hemacandra (1088-1173 C.E.) assigned the alternative name of Mālā in his auto-commentary on the second chapter of the Chandonuśāsana. Hemacandra gives these alternative names for the metres by other authorities (like Bharata), even though the number of gaṇas or letters do not differ.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Pramitā (प्रमिता) is the name of a meter belonging to the Apakṛṣṭā class of Dhruvā (songs) described in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 32:—“the metre which has in its feet of ten syllables, the third, the fifth and the last three long, is pramitā”. The Apakṛṣṭā ones which are to be applied in case of women of the best and the middling class.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramita (प्रमित).—p S Established, substantiated, proved. 2 Adjusted, proportioned, conformed (by some rule or standard). In comp. as hastapramitakāṣṭha ghēūna yē.

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

pramita (प्रमित).—p Established, proved. Adjusted.

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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

Pramita (प्रमित).—p. p.

1) Measured.

2) Measured off, limited, few, little; प्रमितविषयां शक्तिं विन्दन् (pramitaviṣayāṃ śaktiṃ vindan) Mv.1.51; Śiśupālavadha 16.8.

3) Known, understood.

4) Proved, demonstrated.

5) (At the end of comp.) Of such and such extent or measure.

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Pramīta (प्रमीत).—p. p.

1) Dead, deceased; ... यो मोहात् प्रमीतपतिकां स्त्रियम् । नियोजयत्यपत्यार्थं तं विगर्हन्ति साधवः (yo mohāt pramītapatikāṃ striyam | niyojayatyapatyārthaṃ taṃ vigarhanti sādhavaḥ) || Manusmṛti 9.68; Mahābhārata (Bombay) 9.53.11.

2) Sacrificed (as an animal).

-taḥ An animal immolated or killed at a sacrifice.

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

Pramita (प्रमित).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Known, understood. 2. Established, proved. 3. Measured. 4. Limited, few. E. pra before, to measure, aff. kta .

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Pramīta (प्रमीत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Dead, deceased. 2. An animal killed at a sacrifice. E. pra before, to hurt or kill, aff. kta .

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

Pramita (प्रमित).—[adjective] meted out, measured, limited, little, few; (—°) measuring, of such and such extent or size; [neuter] a hall.

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Pramīta (प्रमीत).—[adjective] deceased, dead; patikā [feminine] whose husband is dead, a widow.

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

1) Pramita (प्रमित):—[=pra-mita] [from pra-mā] a mfn. meted out, measured, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra] (ifc. measuring, of such and such measure or extent or size, [Varāha-mihira]; cf. māsa-pram)

2) [v.s. ...] limited, moderate, little, few, [Varāha-mihira; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) [v.s. ...] that about which a correct notion has been formed, [Śaṃkarācārya]

4) [v.s. ...] known, understood, established, proved, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [=pra-mita] [from pra-mi] b n. (for 1. See [column]1) a hall, [Kauṣītaki-upaniṣad]

7) Pramīta (प्रमीत):—[=pra-mīta] mfn. deceased, dead, [Kāṭhaka; Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] immolated, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] m. an animal immolated, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

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

1) Pramita (प्रमित):—[pra-mita] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Measured; known, established, proved.

2) Pramīta (प्रमीत):—[pra-mīta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) a. Dead; sacrificed.

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

Pramita (प्रमित) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pamiya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pramita 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pramita (ಪ್ರಮಿತ):—

1) [adjective] that can be measured.

2) [adjective] confined within definite bounds; limited.

3) [adjective] taken hold of (mentally); understood; comprehended.

4) [adjective] widely known; famous.

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Pramita (ಪ್ರಮಿತ):—

1) [noun] that which can be measured.

2) [noun] that which is confined within definite bounds; a limited thing.

3) [noun] (mus.) one of the twenty two quarters of musical tones.

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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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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Pramita (प्रमित):—adj. 1. authentic; 2. measured out; limited; moderate; restricted; 3. proved; attested;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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