Prananta, aka: Prana-anta, Prāṇānta, Prāṇanta; 3 Definition(s)


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Marathi-English dictionary

[Prananta in Marathi glossaries]

prāṇānta (प्राणांत).—m (S) The last extremity; the closing season of life. 2 Extreme hazard or danger, jeopardy; as laḍhāīnta jāṇēṃ hā kēvaḷa prā0 āhē. Also in comp. as prāṇāntajēvaṇa-yātanā-vyathā-samaya. Also a jeopardy or life-peril; as thōra prāṇānta vōḍhavalā||. Also the end or termination of life, death. Ex. macha taḷamaḷati tuṭatāṃ jīvana || prāṇānta vōḍavē tyālāgōna ||.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prāṇānta (प्राणांत).—m The last extremity. Extreme danger. The end of life, death.

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

[Prananta in Sanskrit glossaries]

Prāṇanta (प्राणन्त).—Air, wind.

Derivable forms: prāṇantaḥ (प्राणन्तः).

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Prāṇānta (प्राणान्त).—death; capital punishment; अब्राह्मणः संग्रहणे प्राणान्तं दण्डमर्हति (abrāhmaṇaḥ saṃgrahaṇe prāṇāntaṃ daṇḍamarhati) Ms.8.359.

Derivable forms: prāṇāntaḥ (प्राणान्तः).

Prāṇānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇa and anta (अन्त).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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