Prapatana, Prapātana: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prapatana (प्रपतन):—Falling of

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prapatana (प्रपतन).—

1) Flying forth or away.

2) Throwing oneself into, falling down.

3) Alighting.

4) Death, destruction.

5) A precipice, a steep crag.

6) Assualt; लीयन्ते यत्र शत्रुप्रपतनविवशाः कोटिशः शूरकीटाः (līyante yatra śatruprapatanavivaśāḥ koṭiśaḥ śūrakīṭāḥ) Mv.6.32.

Derivable forms: prapatanam (प्रपतनम्).

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Prapātana (प्रपातन).—Causing to fall, throwing down (on the ground).

Derivable forms: prapātanam (प्रपातनम्).

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

Prapatana (प्रपतन).—[neuter] flying forwards or falling down.

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Prapātana (प्रपातन).—[neuter] causing to fall, throwing down.

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

1) Prapatana (प्रपतन):—[=pra-patana] [from pra-pat] n. flying forth or away, [Mahābhārata] (cf. haṃsa-)

2) [v.s. ...] flying or falling down, falling from ([ablative] or [compound]) or into ([locative case] or [compound]), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] a steep rock, precipice, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] death, destruction, [Horace H. Wilson]

5) Prapātana (प्रपातन):—[=pra-pātana] [from pra-pāta > pra-pat] n. ([from] [Causal]) causing to fall, throwing down, [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] throwing, casting (akṣa-p, ‘c°-dice’), [Harivaṃśa]

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

Prapatana (प्रपतन):—[pra-patana] (naṃ) 1. n. Falling; death.

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

Prapatana (प्रपतन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pavaḍaṇa, Pavaḍaṇayā, Pavaḍhaṇā.

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Prapatana 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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