Pras, Prāś, Prās, Prash: 8 definitions



Pras 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.

The Sanskrit term Prāś can be transliterated into English as Pras or Prash, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pras (प्रस्).—1, 4 Ā. (prasa-sya-te)

1) To bring forth young.

2) To spread, diffuse, expand, extend.

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Prāś (प्राश्).—f. Ved. Food.

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Prās (प्रास्).—4 P.

1) To throw, hurl or fling.

2) To discharge, cast (as a missile).

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

Pras (प्रस्).—[prasa] r. 1st cl. (prasyate) 1. To spread or diffuse. 2. To bring forth young. saka0 divā0 ā0 seṭ . mit ghaṭādi ṇic (prasayati-te).

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

Pras (प्रस्).—i. 1, [Ātmanepada.] 1. To extend. 2. To bring forth (?).

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Prāś (प्राश्).—[-prāś] (vb. prach, cf. prāch), adj. Asking; in śabda-prāś, adj. Inquiring after (the meaning of a word.

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

Prāś (प्राश्).—[feminine] assertion in a dispute.

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Prās (प्रास्).—be prominent, excel.

Prās is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and as (अस्).

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Prās (प्रास्).—cast forwards, hurl, throw or put in ([locative]), throw down.

Prās is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and as (अस्).

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

1) Pras (प्रस्):—[class] 1. [Ātmanepada] prasate, to extend, spread, diffuse, [Dhātupāṭha xix, 4];

—to bring forth young, [Vopadeva]

2) Prāś (प्राश्):—1. prāś (pra- 1 √aś) [Parasmaipada] prāśnoti ([Aorist] prānaṭ), to reach, attain, [Ṛg-veda];

2) —to fall to the lot or share of ([accusative]), [ib.] :—[Causal] prāśāpayati, to cause to reach or attain, [Mānava-gṛhya-sūtra]

3) 2. prāś (pra- 2 √aś) [Parasmaipada] prāśnāti (rarely [Ātmanepada] nīte), to eat, consume, devour, taste, enjoy, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.:—[Causal] prāśayati, to cause to eat, feed, [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) 3. prāś m. (√prach) asking, inquiring, a questioner, [Yājñavalkya [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. śabda-pr and, [Uṇādi-sūtra ii, 57])

5) f. (?) statement or assertion in a debate or lawsuit, [Atharva-veda ii, 27, 1; 5] (cf. prati-prāś).

6) Prās (प्रास्):—a (pra- 1 √as) [Parasmaipada] prāsti, to be in front of or in an extraordinary degree, excel, preponderate, [Ṛg-veda]

7) b (pra- 2 √as) [Parasmaipada] prāsyati, to throw or hurl forth, throw into ([locative case]), cast, discharge (a missile), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

—to upset, [Manu-smṛti xi, 176];

— (with aṃśam) to cast lots, lay a wager, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

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

Pras (प्रस्):—(ṅa) prasate 1. d. To spread or diffuse; to bring forth young.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pras (प्रस्):—, prasate ausbreiten [DHĀTUP. 19, 4.] gebären [Vopadeva’s Grammatik]

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Prāś (प्राश्):—(2. mit pra) f. Speisevorrath, Lebensmittel [Atharvavedasaṃhitā 2, 27, 1. 7.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pras (प्रस्):—, prasate (vistāre , prasave).

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Prāś (प्राश्):—f. Speisevorrath , Lebensmittel.

context information

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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