Prashuna, Praśūna, Prasūna, Prasuna: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Praśūna can be transliterated into English as Prasuna or Prashuna, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prasun.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Nighantu (Synonyms and Characteristics of Drugs and technical terms)

Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu

Prasūna (प्रसून) refers to a “flower”, as mentioned in a list of eight synonyms, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The Dharaṇyādi-varga covers the lands, soil, mountains, jungles and vegetation’s relations between trees [viz., Prasūna] and plants and substances, with their various kinds.

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prashuna in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prasūna (प्रसून) or Suprasūna refers to “sweet scented flowers”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.30 (“The Celebration of Pārvatī’s Return”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “On hearing that Pārvatī was returning, Menā and Himavat excessively delighted went ahead seated in a divine vehicle. [...] Women near and dear as also the wives of her brothers embraced her closely with great pleasure.—‘A great task has been well accomplished by you. It has saved the whole family . All of us are sanctified by your noble conduct’.—Praising her with these and similar words they bowed to her with great delight. They worshipped her with sandal paste and sweet scented flowers (su-prasūna) in great joy. [...]”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Prasūna (प्रसून) refers to the “blossom (of the virtues)” (of mendicants and householders), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Glory to the great tree that is stopping the influx of karma whose opponent is conquered, which is rooted in all the rules of conduct for a mendicant, whose great trunk is restraint, whose full branches are tranquillity, which is covered with the blossom of virtue [com.yatigṛhin-dharmaprasūna-vyāpta—‘full of the blossom of the virtues of mendicants and householders’] [and] is beautiful because of producing whole fruit through the reflections. [Thus ends the reflection on] stopping the influx of karma”.

Synonyms: Puṣpa.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praśūna (प्रशून).—a. Swollen.

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Prasūna (प्रसून).—p. p. Produced, born.

-nam 1 A flower; लतायां पूर्वलूनायां प्रसूनस्यागमः कुतः (latāyāṃ pūrvalūnāyāṃ prasūnasyāgamaḥ kutaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 5.2; R.2.1.

2) A bud, blossom.

3) A fruit.

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

Prasūna (प्रसून).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) Born, produced. n.

(-naṃ) 1. A flower, a bud, a blossom. 2. Fruit. E. pra before, to bear, aff. kta, form irr.

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

Prasūna (प्रसून).—[neuter] bud, blossom, fruit.

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

1) Praśūna (प्रशून):—[=pra-śūna] mfn. (√śvi) swollen, [Suśruta]

2) Prasūna (प्रसून):—[=pra-sūna] mfn. born, produced (= -sūta or jāta), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] n. (ifc. ā) a flower, blossom, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] fruit, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prasūna (प्रसून):—[pra-sūna] (naṃ) 1. n. A flower; a bud; fruit. a. Born, produced.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prasūna (प्रसून) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pasūṇa.

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Prashuna in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prashuna in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prasūna (प्रसून) [Also spelled prasun]:—(nm) a flower; -[varṣā] shower of flowers.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prasūna (ಪ್ರಸೂನ):—[adjective] born; produced; begotten; procreated.

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Prasūna (ಪ್ರಸೂನ):—

1) [noun] a flower; a blossom.

2) [noun] a flower-bud.

3) [noun] any product of a plant that has usu. a seed or seeds or fleshy edible part; a fruit.

4) [noun] a giving birth; childbirth.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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