Prasravaṇa, aka: Prashravana, Prasravana, Prāsravaṇa; 3 Definition(s)


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Dharmashastra (religious law)

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Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण) is a Sanskrit word referring to a “small water-spring running down from hills”. It could also refer to the “water-fall” (water flowing down a mountain-side). The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.203)

Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण) refers to “water-streams other than rivers”. These should be built by the King on boundary-links between two villages. (See the Manubhāṣya, verse 8.248)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण).—

1) Flowing or gushing forth, trickling, oozing, dripping.

2) Flow or discharge of milk from the breast or udder; (vṛkṣakān) घटस्तनप्रस्रवणैर्व्यवर्धयत् (ghaṭastanaprasravaṇairvyavardhayat) Ku. 5.14.

3) A fall of water, cascade, cataract.

4) A spring, fountain; नानामलप्रस्रवणैः (nānāmalaprasravaṇaiḥ) Bhāg.4.6.11; समाचिता प्रस्रवणैः समन्ततः (samācitā prasravaṇaiḥ samantataḥ) Ṛs.2.16; Ms.8.248; Y.1.159.

5) A spout.

6) A pool formed by the mountain streams.

7) Sweat, perspiration.

8) Voiding urine.

-ṇaḥ Name of a mountain; जनस्थानमध्यगो गिरिः प्रस्रवणो नाम (janasthānamadhyago giriḥ prasravaṇo nāma) U.1.

Derivable forms: prasravaṇam (प्रस्रवणम्).

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Prāsravaṇa (प्रास्रवण).—a. (-ṇī f.) Derived from a spring.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Praśravaṇa (प्रश्रवण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. A fountain, a cascade, a water-fall. 2. Oozing, flowing. 3. A range of mountains in the south, part of the western Ghats. E. pra before, śru to ooze or drop, aff. lyuṭ .

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Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. A pool of water formed by dripping of springs in the mountains. 2. Dripping or fall of water, cascade, cataract. 3. Washing away of rocks, &c. by the dripping of water. 4. Oozing, leaking, dripping. m.

(-ṇaḥ) 1. Sweat, perspiration. 2. Pissing, urining. 3. Flowing of milk from a breast or an udder. 4. A range of mountains in the peninsula; also Malayavan. E. pra before, sru to drop, aff. lyuṭ; also praśravaṇa .

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