Pramukha: 8 definitions


Pramukha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pramukha.—(CII 4), a member of the executive committee of a corporation. (EI 28), probably the same as Pradhānin. Note: pramukha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pramukha (प्रमुख).—a (S) Chief, main, principal: also best or most excellent. 2 In comp. Leading, taking the lead or head of. Ex. viṣṇu pramukhadēva mahādēvāpāsīṃ gēlē.

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

pramukha (प्रमुख).—a Chief. Best. Leading.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pramukha (प्रमुख).—a.

1) Facing, turning the face towards.

2) Chief, principal, foremost, first.

3) Respectable, honourable.

4) (At the end of comp.) (a) Headed by, having as chief or at the head; वासुकिप्रमुखाः (vāsukipramukhāḥ) Ku. 2.38. (b) Accompanied with; प्रीतिप्रमुखवचनं स्वागतं व्याजहार (prītipramukhavacanaṃ svāgataṃ vyājahāra) Me.4.

-khaḥ 1 A respectable man.

2) A heap, multitude.

3) The tree called Punnāga.

-kham 1 The mouth.

2) The beginning of a chapter or section.

3) The time being, the present. (pramukhatas and pramukhe are used adverbially in the sense of 'in front of', 'before', 'opposite to'; bhīṣmadroṇapramukhataḥ sarveṣāṃ ca mahīkṣitām Bg.1.25; Ś.7.22.).

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

Pramukha (प्रमुख).—mfn.

(-khaḥ-khā-khaṃ) 1. Chief, principal. 2. Best, most excellent. 3. First. m.

(-khaḥ) 1. A chief, a sage, any respectable man. 2. A heap, a multitude. 3. A tree used in dying, (Rottleria tinctoria.) n.

(-khaṃ) 1. Time being, the present. 2. The mouth. 3. Beginning of a chapter or section. f.

(-khā) Facing. E. pra before, mukha the face, &c.

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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. 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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