Prashrayana, Praśrayaṇa: 2 definitions


Prashrayana 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 Praśrayaṇa can be transliterated into English as Prasrayana or Prashrayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praśrayaṇa (प्रश्रयण).—

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: praśrayaṇam (प्रश्रयणम्).

See also (synonyms): praśraya.

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

Praśrayaṇa (प्रश्रयण):—[=pra-śrayaṇa] [from pra-śraya > pra-śri] n. respectful demeanour, modesty, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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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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