Prarabh, Prārabh: 3 definitions



Prarabh 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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prārabh (प्रारभ्).—1 Ā.

1) To begin, commence; प्रारभ्यते न खलु विघ्नभयेन नीचैः (prārabhyate na khalu vighnabhayena nīcaiḥ) Bh.2.27; see आरभ् (ārabh).

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

Prārabh (प्रारभ्).—& samā the same.

Prārabh is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms prā and rabh (रभ्).

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

Prārabh (प्रारभ्):—[=prā-√rabh] (pra-ā-√rabh) [Ātmanepada] -rabhate, to seize, lay hold on ([accusative]), [Ṛg-veda vi, 37, 5];

—to begin, commence, undertake (with [accusative] or [infinitive mood]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature etc.]

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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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