Prashraya, Praśraya: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Praśraya can be transliterated into English as Prasraya or Prashraya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Praśraya (प्रश्रय).—A King of the family of Manu. (4th Skandha, Bhāgavata).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Praśraya (प्रश्रय).—Born of Dharma and Hṛī.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 1. 52.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praśraya (प्रश्रय).—

1) Respect, courtesy, civility, politeness, respectful or courteous behaviour, humility; वचः प्रश्रयगम्भीरमथोवाच कपिध्वजः (vacaḥ praśrayagambhīramathovāca kapidhvajaḥ) Ki.11.37; समागतैः प्रश्रय- नम्रमूर्तिभिः (samāgataiḥ praśraya- namramūrtibhiḥ) Śi.12.33; R.1.7,83; U.6.23; सप्रश्रयम् (sapraśrayam) respectfully, modestly.

2) Love, affection, regard.

3) Resort, recourse (āśraya); कपिकुलैः स्कन्धे कृतप्रश्रयः (kapikulaiḥ skandhe kṛtapraśrayaḥ) Pt.2.2.

Derivable forms: praśrayaḥ (प्रश्रयः).

See also (synonyms): praśrayaṇa.

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

Praśraya (प्रश्रय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Affection, affectionate regard or solicitation. 2. Respect. 3. Courtesy, civility. E. pra before, śri to serve, aff. ac .

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

Praśraya (प्रश्रय).—[masculine] ṇa [neuter] respectful demeanour, civility, modesty.

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

1) Praśraya (प्रश्रय):—[=pra-śraya] a etc. See pra- √śri.

2) [=pra-śraya] [from pra-śri] b m. leaning or resting on, resting-place, [Śārṅgadhara-paddhati]

3) [v.s. ...] inclining forward id est. respectful demeanour, modesty, humbleness, affection, respect, civility (personified as a son of Dharma and Hrī), [Mahābhārata] etc. 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. 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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