Pranta, Prānta, Pramta: 17 definitions


Pranta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, biology. 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.

In Hinduism

Vastushastra (architecture)

Source: Wisdom Library: Vāstu-śāstra

Prānta (प्रान्त) refers to a type of temple (prāsāda) classified under the group named Kailāśa, according to Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra chapter 49. The Kailāśa group contains ten out of a sixty-four total prāsādas (temples) classified under five prime vimānas (aerial car/palace), which were created by Brahmā for as many gods (including himself). This group represents temples (e.g. Prānta) that are to be globular shaped. The prāsādas, or ‘temples’, represent the dwelling place of God and are to be built in towns. The Samarāṅgaṇasūtradhāra is an 11th-century encyclopedia dealing with various topics from the Vāstuśāstra.

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Vastushastra (वास्तुशास्त्र, vāstuśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science (shastra) of architecture (vastu), dealing with topics such architecture, sculpture, town-building, fort building and various other constructions. Vastu also deals with the philosophy of the architectural relation with the cosmic universe.

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Yoga (school of philosophy)

Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Prānta (प्रान्त) refers to the “outskirts” (i.e., “that place which is thus suitable for Yogic practice”), according to the Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.—The Amanaska’s description of the ideal place in which to practise Yoga is based on four standard characteristics; it should be isolated, solitary, clean and beautiful. Similar descriptions are found in Tantric traditions. [...] The Buddhist Tantra, the Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa (10.4), has similar guidelines; an isolated and clean place on the outskirts (prānta), free from domestic life or in a cave on a mountain.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Prānta (प्रान्त) refers to the “wilderness” or “forest” (Cf. Āraṇya), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] At that time, sixty koṭis of Bodhisattvas, having stood up from the congregation, joined their palms, paid homage to the Lord, and then uttered these verses in one voice: ‘[...] (217) With gifts and kind treatment, we will bring them to maturity, and afterwards exhort them so that they can truly [enter into] the sphere of no wickedness. (218) Giving up the society of householders, with small properties and few duties, dwelling in wilderness or forest (prānta-araṇya-sugocara), we will become like deers. [...]’”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Pranta in India is the name of a plant defined with Jasminum grandiflorum in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bot. Comment. (1830)
· Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden (1976)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Cytologia (1987)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1988)
· Journal of Cytology and Genetics (1989)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prānta (प्रांत).—m (S) A subdivision of a country; a district, county, shire. See dēśa. 2 A region, tract, country. 3 A place or spot. 4 End, finale, ulti- mate state. Ex. hyā naṣṭārācapō barēpaṇīṃ prānta vhāvā kaṭhīṇa disatēṃ. 5 Edge, verge, margin, border: also extremity or end.

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

prānta (प्रांत).—m A subdivision of a country; a district. A region, tract. A place or spot. End. Edge, extremity.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prānta (प्रान्त).—[prakṛṣṭo'ntaḥ]

1) Edge, margin, border, skirt, verge; प्रान्तसंस्तीर्णदर्भाः (prāntasaṃstīrṇadarbhāḥ) Ś.4.8.

2) Corner (as of the lips, eyes &c.); ईषत्तिर्यग्वलनविषमं कूणितप्रान्तमेतत् (īṣattiryagvalanaviṣamaṃ kūṇitaprāntametat) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 4.2; ओष्ठ°, नयन° (oṣṭha°, nayana°).

3) Boundary, extremity.

4) Extreme verge, end; यौवनप्रान्त (yauvanaprānta) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 4.

5) A point, tip.

6) The back part.

Derivable forms: prāntaḥ (प्रान्तः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prānta (प्रान्त).—adj. (see next two; = Pali panta, said to occur only with senāsana; Sanskrit as noun only, border, etc.), secluded, solitary, distant, remote, perhaps sometimes with implication of in the jungle; orig. bordering, on the border (between jungle and settled country?): in Mahāvyutpatti °taḥ, alone, 2990 = Tibetan nags mthaḥ, forest border; 7224 = Tibetan mthaḥ, border; but in prānta(ṃ) śayyāsanaṃ 2988 = Tibetan bas mthaḥi, of border country; vṛkṣamūlāni prāsādikāni… prāntāni viviktāni Mahāvastu ii.123.17; prānto pravivikto iii.130.6, lonely and solitary; prānta-vāṭikā Divyāvadāna 631.14; (bodhi- sattvaḥ) saputradāraḥ prānta (mss. prāpta) eva tu Jātakamālā 60.6 (paradox; tho with son and wife, he was quite solitary); prāntavane…abhinivasanti Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 31.14; prānta-śayyāsana (compare Pali, above) Mahāvastu ii.212.9; iii.422.9 (verse); Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 14.14; in Mahāvyutpatti 2988 printed prānta(ṃ) śayyāsanaṃ, Mironov °taṃ śa°, no v.l.; śayyāsanāni…prāntāni Mahāvastu iii.200.16; °ntāni ca śayyāsanāni 348.4; prānta-śayanāsana-(sevinas) Divyāvadāna 312.9; prānta-śayanāsana-bhakta(ḥ) Divyāvadāna 88.14; 132.21 (°śayana-bhaktā); 191.26; 538.17; 582.8; °tāni śayanāsanāni Divyāvadāna 344.10; Avadāna-śataka ii.119.12; °taṃ ca śayanā- sanam Udānavarga xxxii.27(32).

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

Prānta (प्रान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) Edge, margin, border, end. E. pra before, anta end.

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

Prānta (प्रान्त).—i. e. pra-anta, m. 1. Edge. 2. Border, cheek, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 14, 4. 3. End, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 4; [Pañcatantra] 197, 21.

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

Prānta (प्रान्त).—[masculine] [neuter] edge, margin, border, point, end.

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

1) Prānta (प्रान्त):—mn. (pra-anta) (ifc. f(ā). ) edge, border, margin, verge, extremity, end, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (yauvana-pr, the end of youth, [Pañcatantra]; oṣṭha-prāntau, the corners of the mouth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

2) m. a point, tip (of a blade of grass), [Kauśika-sūtra]

3) back part (of a carriage), [Vikramorvaśī] ([in the beginning of a compound], finally, eventually, [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra])

4) thread end of a cloth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Name of a man [gana] aśvādi

6) mfn. dwelling near the boundaries, [Divyāvadāna]

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

Prānta (प्रान्त):—[prā+nta] (ntaḥ) 1. m. Edge, border; end.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prānta (प्रान्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paṃta.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pranta 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

Prāṃta (ಪ್ರಾಂತ):—

1) [noun] the edge of something.

2) [noun] the line dividing one country from another; border.

3) [noun] the tip or extremity (of something).

4) [noun] a position or space beside one; a side.

5) [noun] an area, region or locality.

6) [noun] a territorial unit subject to an independent political governance; a state.

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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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