Prasravana, Prāsravaṇa, Prashravana, Prasravaṇa: 13 definitions

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In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

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)

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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण) refers to “springs and pools”, and is used to describe the mountain Kailāsa (the auspicious excellent mountainous abode of Śiva), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.40.—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] accompanied by the gods, sages, Brahmā and others Viṣṇu went to Kailāsa, the auspicious excellent mountainous abode of Śiva. [...] Many kinds of deer roamed and many kinds of birds hovered there. The celestial and Siddha damsels sported about in different springs and pools (i.e., jala-prasravaṇa) along with their husbands and lovers. It contained many caves and ridges. It shone with various kinds of trees and had a silver lustre”.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

1) Prāsravaṇa (प्रास्रवण):—Small falls - Arising from mountains, this water is light, carminative and good for heart.

2) Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण):—[prasravaṇaṃ] Discharge

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasravana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण).—i. e. pra-sru + ana, I. n. 1. Washing away of rocks. 2. Oozing, [Nala] 13, 7. 3. A cascade [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 203 ([Kullūka Schol. ed. [Mānavadharmaśāstra]]); spring, [Indralokāgamana] 1, 25; 27. 4. A pool of water, formed by dripping of springs. 5. A pure stream, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 9, 9. 6. Sweat, perspiration. Ii. m. The name of a range of mountains, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 55, 44.

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

Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण).—[neuter] flowing fort, efflux; spring (also [masculine]).

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

1) Praśravaṇa (प्रश्रवण):—a [wrong reading] for pra-sravaṇa.

2) [=pra-śravaṇa] [from pra-śru] b See above.

3) Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण):—[=pra-sravaṇa] [from pra-srava > pra-sru] n. (sometimes [wrong reading] śravaṇa) streaming or gushing forth, trickling, oozing, effusion, discharge, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (often ifc., with f(ā). )

4) [v.s. ...] the flowing of milk from the udder, [Yājñavalkya; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] milk, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

6) [v.s. ...] sweat, perspiration, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] voiding urine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] a well or spring, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya; Ṛtusaṃhāra]

9) [v.s. ...] a cascade, cataract, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

10) [v.s. ...] a spout, the projecting mouth of a vessel (out of which any fluid is poured), [Ṛg-veda]

11) [v.s. ...] (also with plākṣa n.) Name of a place where the Sarasvatī takes its rise, [???; Mahābhārata; Rājataraṅgiṇī]

12) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a man, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

13) [v.s. ...] of a range of mountains on the confines of Malaya, [Rāmāyaṇa]

14) Prāśravaṇa (प्राश्रवण):—[=prā-śravaṇa] [from prā] [varia lectio] for -sravaṇa m.

15) Prāsravaṇa (प्रास्रवण):—[=prā-sravaṇa] [from prā] mf(ī)n. coming from a spring (as water), [Suśruta]

16) [v.s. ...] m. (with plakṣa) the source of the Sarasvatī or the place where the S° reappears, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; ???]

17) [v.s. ...] [patronymic] [from] pra-sravaṇa, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa] ([varia lectio] prāśr).

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

1) Praśravaṇa (प्रश्रवण):—[pra-śravaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. A fountain, a cascade; a oozing; part of the western Ghāts of Hindustān.

2) Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण):—[pra-sravaṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. m. A range of mountains in the peninsula; sweat; urining. n. Water; oozing.

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

Prasravaṇa (प्रस्रवण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāsavaṇa.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prasravana in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prasravaṇa (ಪ್ರಸ್ರವಣ):—

1) [noun] a steep fall of water, as of a stream, from a height on a hill; a cascade.

2) [noun] a steep fall of water, as of a river, from a height, on its course; a waterfall.

3) [noun] a flow of water from the ground; a spring; a fountain.

4) [noun] sweat, discharged through the pores of the skin.

5) [noun] discharged urine or the process of discharging it.

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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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