Prasruta, Prashruta: 5 definitions


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In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Google Books: Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences (Astronomy)

Prasruta (प्रस्रुत) (Cf. Nisrāva) means “discharged”, according to Bhāskara’s commentary on the Āryabhaṭīya.—Accordingly, “'[...] ‘It is only a rough method (sthūlaḥ kalpaḥ) to say that the one-sixtieth part of the water that has been discharged [i.e., prasruta] in the course of a nychthemeron is the measure of one ghaṭikā. The more accurate method is to measure the ghaṭikā by marking the shadow of one ghaṭikā, cast by a gnomon of specified shape that has been set up on a level ground. The perforation in [the bowl of] the ghaṭikā-yantra should be made skilfully according to the period measured by the shadow.’ [...]”.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prasruta (प्रस्रुत).—p. p. Oozed, trickled, dropped, issued.

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

Praśruta (प्रश्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Flowing, oozing, issuing. E. pra before, śru to drop, aff. kta.

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Prasruta (प्रस्रुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Oozed is used, dropped. E. pra before, sru to drop, kta aff.

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

1) Prasruta (प्रस्रुत):—[=pra-sruta] [from pra-sru] mfn. flowed forth, oozed out, issued, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] discharging fluid, humid, moist, wet, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature; Suśruta]

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

Prasruta (प्रस्रुत):—[pra-sruta] (taḥ-tā-taṃ) p. Oozed out.

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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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