Pranam, Pra-nam: 2 definitions

Introduction

Pranam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

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

Pranam (प्रनम्).—bend or bow before ([dative], [genetive], [locative], or [accusative]). [Causative] bow (tr.); make a person ([accusative]) bend before ([dative]).

Pranam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and nam (नम्).

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

Praṇam (प्रणम्):—[=pra-ṇam] (√nam) [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -ṇamati, te ([indeclinable participle] -ṇamya) to bend or bow down before (often with mūrdhnā, śirasā etc.), make obeisance to (dat [genitive case] [locative case] or [accusative]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.:—[Causal] -nAmayati, ([indeclinable participle] -namayya), to cause a person ([accusative]) to bow before ([dative case]), [Kālidāsa];

—to bow, incline, [ib.]

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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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