Prasara: 9 definitions


Prasara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Prasara (प्रसर, “dissemination”):—The third of the six stages of Saṃprāpti (‘pathogenesis’).—It is a Sanskrit technical term used throughout Ayurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. Saṃprāpti is an important clue for medical diagnosis (nidāna).

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Prasara (प्रसर) is another name for Elavālu, a medicinal plant possibly identified with Prunus cerasus Linn. (sour cherry) from the Rosaceae or “rose” family of flowering plants, according to verse 4.124-126 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Prasara and Elavālu, there are a total of fourteen Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prasara (प्रसर).—m (S) Spreading or extending: also scattering, diffusion, dispersion.

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prasāra (प्रसार).—m (S) Spreading or extending; diffusing or dispersing: also spread, extended, or diffused state.

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

prasara (प्रसर).—m Spreading. Scattering, diffusion.

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prasāra (प्रसार).—m Spreading; diffusing. Spread.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasara (प्रसर).—1 Going forward, advancing; सहसा विनयेन वारितप्रसरः (sahasā vinayena vāritaprasaraḥ) Ś.1.28.

2) Free or unimpeded motion, free scope; access or course; प्रतिषिद्धप्रसरेषु जाग्रतौ (pratiṣiddhaprasareṣu jāgratau) R.8.23;16. 2; लब्धप्रसरा (labdhaprasarā) Mu.3.5; H.1.186.

3) Spreading, diffusion, extension, expansion, dilation; दयितावलोकविकसन्- नयनप्रसरप्रणुन्नमिव वारिरुहम् (dayitāvalokavikasan- nayanaprasarapraṇunnamiva vāriruham) Śi.9.71.

4) Extent, dimension, great quantity; त्वष्टुः सदाभ्यासगृहीतशिल्पविज्ञानसंपत्प्रसरस्य सीमा (tvaṣṭuḥ sadābhyāsagṛhītaśilpavijñānasaṃpatprasarasya sīmā) Śi.3.35.

5) Prevalence, influence; समस्तापः कामं मनसिज- निदाघप्रसरयोः (samastāpaḥ kāmaṃ manasija- nidāghaprasarayoḥ) Ś.3.8.

6) A stream, flow, torrent, flood; पपात स्वेदाम्बुप्रसर इव हर्षाश्रुनिकरः (papāta svedāmbuprasara iva harṣāśrunikaraḥ) Gīt.11; स्नेहप्रसरसम्प्लुतः (snehaprasarasamplutaḥ) Bhāg.3.2.5.

7) A group, multitude.

8) War, battle.

9) An iron arrow.

1) Speed.

11) Affectionate solicitation.

12) (In medicine) Morbid displacement of the humours of the body.

13) Destruction, ruin.

14) Opportunity, room (avakāśa); यो हि विक्लवया बुद्ध्या प्रसरं शत्रवे दिशेत् (yo hi viklavayā buddhyā prasaraṃ śatrave diśet) Rām.7.68.19.

15) Range (of the eye).

-ram (In music) A kind of dance.

Derivable forms: prasaraḥ (प्रसरः).

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Prasāra (प्रसार).—

1) Spreading, extending.

2) Spread, diffusion, extension, expansion.

3) Stretching out.

4) Spreading over the country to forage.

5) Opening (the mouth).

6) A trader's shop; Nalachampū.

7) Raising (dust); B. R.

Derivable forms: prasāraḥ (प्रसारः).

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

Prasara (प्रसर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Who or what proceeds projects, &c. m.

(-raḥ) 1. Spreading, extending. 2. Space, room. 3. Occasion, opportunity. 4. affectionate solicitation. 5. Speed, velocity. 6. Battle, war. 7. Multitude, assemblage. 8. An iron arrow. 9. A projection, a process. 10. Free course, unimpeded motion. 11. Diffusion. 12. A flow, a stream, a torrent, a flood. E. pra before, sṛ to go, aff. ap or ac .

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Prasāra (प्रसार).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Going about, spreading, extending. 2. Going to forage, spreading over the country for grass and fuel. E. pra afar, sṛ to go, aff. ghañ .

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

Prasara (प्रसर).—[masculine] coming forth, rising, appearing, spreading, free course, bold behaviour; flood, stream, multitude.

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Prasāra (प्रसार).—[masculine] stretching, spreading, rising.

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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. 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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