Pranapana, aka: Prana-apana, Prāṇapaṇā, Prāṇāpāna; 3 Definition(s)
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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)
Prāṇapaṇā (प्राणपणा).—A gloss on the Mahabhasya of Patanjali, written by the famous easterm grammarian Purusottamadeva of the 12th century A. D., of which only a fragment of a few pages is available. As the legend goes, the name प्राणपणा (prāṇapaṇā) was given to the gloss as it was accompanied by an oath on the part of the author that his life was at stake if he did even the slightest injustice to the author of the Mahabhasya.(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
General definition (in Jainism)
Prāṇāpāna (प्राणापान) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 5.19.—What is the meaning of prāṇāpāna? It means to include both breathing in and out the air i.e. inhale and exhale.(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 5: The category of the non-living
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
Languages of India and abroad
Prāṇāpāna (प्राणापान).—[-nau] air inhaled and exhaled; प्राणापाना- न्तरे देवी वाग्वै नित्यं प्रतिष्ठिता (prāṇāpānā- ntare devī vāgvai nityaṃ pratiṣṭhitā) Mañjūṣā.
Derivable forms: prāṇāpānam (प्राणापानम्).
Prāṇāpāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prāṇa and apāna (अपान).(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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