Pramshu, Prāṃśu, Pranshu: 12 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Prāṃśu can be transliterated into English as Pramsu or Pramshu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Wisdom Library: Bhagavata Purana

1) Prāṃśu (प्रांशु):—Son of Vatsaprīti (son of Bhalandana). He had a son named Pramati. (see Bhāgavata Purāṇa 9.2)

2) Prāṃśu:—One of the twelve sons of Vatsaprī and Sunandā. He succeeded his father (Vatsaprī) as king. He, in turn, had a son named Prajāti who succeed him as king. (Mārkaṇḍeya Purāṇa CXVII)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Prāṃśu (प्रांशु).—A son of Vatsaprīti and father of Pramati (Prajāpati, Viṣṇu-purāṇa).*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 2. 24; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 21-2.

1b) One of the nine sons of Vaivasvata Manu.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 38. 31; III. 60. 3; Vāyu-purāṇa 85. 4. Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 7.

1c) A son of Bhalandana; had a son Prajāni who was taken to Heaven by Samvarta.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 4; Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 3-4.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Manblunder: Viṣṇu-sahasranāma 149 - 154

Nāma 153. Prāṃśuḥ (प्रांशुः)—Prāṃśu means tall. This again is an extension of nāma 151. This refers to Vāmana’s transformation from a dwarf into a tall person, touching the Satyaloka, the abode of Brahmā. Nārāyaṇīyaṃ (31.6) explains this by saying, “As the worlds looked on, Your form grew up higher and higher to cosmic dimensions.”

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prāṃśu (प्रांशु).—a. [prakṛṣṭāḥ aṃśavo'tra]

1) High, tall, lofty, of lofty or great stature (as a man); शालप्रांशुर्महाभुजः (śālaprāṃśurmahābhujaḥ) R.1.13; 15.19.

2) Long, extended; Ś.2.15.

-śuḥ A tall man, a man of great stature; प्रांशुलभ्ये फले मोहादुद्बाहुरिव वामनः (prāṃśulabhye phale mohādudbāhuriva vāmanaḥ) R.1.3.

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

Prāṃśu (प्रांशु).—mfn. (-śuḥ-śuḥ-śu) 1. High, tall, lofty. 2. A tall man, a man of great stature. E. pra before, aṃśu a ray of light.

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

Prāṃśu (प्रांशु).—adj. 1. Tall, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 15, 53; lofty, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 15, 19. 2. Long, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 49.

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

Prāṃśu (प्रांशु).—[adjective] tall, high.

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

1) Prāṃśu (प्रांशु):—mfn. (said to be [from] pra + aṃśu) high, tall, long, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) strong, intense, [Naiṣadha-carita]

3) m. Name of a son of Manu Vaivasvata, [Harivaṃśa; Purāṇa]

4) of a son of Vatsa-prī (or -prīti), [Purāṇa]

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

Prāṃśu (प्रांशु):—[prāṃ+śu] (śuḥ-śuḥ-śu) a. High, lofty.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pramshu 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

Prāṃśu (ಪ್ರಾಂಶು):—

1) [adjective] of more than normal height or stature; tall.

2) [adjective] not short or brief; measuring much from end to end in space or from beginning to end in time; long.

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Prāṃśu (ಪ್ರಾಂಶು):—

1) [noun] that which is long.

2) [noun] a tall person.

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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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