Prasu, Prasū, Prashu, Prāśu: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Prāśu can be transliterated into English as Prasu or Prashu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Prasū (प्रसू) refers to a “mother”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.26 (“Pārvatī-Jaṭila dialogue”).—Accordingly, as Śiva (in guise of a Brahmacārin) said to Pārvatī: “[...] O gentle lady, are you the wife of an ascetic who does not provide you with food and shelter and so leaving you has gone to another place? Tell me, in which family are you born? Who is your father? What are your undertakings? You are very fortunate. Futile is your interest in penance. Are you the mother of the Vedas [i.e., veda-prasū]? Are you Lakṣmī or Sarasvatī? I dare not guess who you are?”.
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Prasu (प्रसु) or Prasū (प्रसू).—1 P., 2, 4 Ā.
1) To beget, generate, produce.
2) To bring forth, be delivered of; पुत्ररत्नं प्रासोष्ट (putraratnaṃ prāsoṣṭa).
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1) Bringing forth, bearing, giving birth to; स्त्रीप्रसूश्चाधिवेत्तव्या (strīprasūścādhivettavyā) Y.1.73. -f.
1) A mother; मातरपितरौ प्रसूजनयितारौ (mātarapitarau prasūjanayitārau) Ak. 'parents'; Śiśupālavadha 9.14.
2) A mare.
3) A spreading creeper.
4) A young shoot, tender grass.
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Prasū (प्रसू).—6 P.
1) To urge, impel, bid.
2) To hurl, throw.
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Prāśu (प्राशु).—a. Ved. Exceedingly quick or swift.
-śuḥ 1 Eating.
2) One who eats Soma.
3) An enemy of Vṛtra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-sūḥ) 1. A mother. 2. A mare. 3. A spreading creeper. 4. The plantain. Adj. Bringing forth, bearing. E. pra before, sū to bear, aff. kvip .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prasū (प्रसू).—[pra-sū], f. 1. A mother, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 14. 2. A mare. 3. A spreading creeper. 4. The plantain.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prasū (प्रसू).—[neuter] bearing, bringing forth (—°), fruitful. [feminine] mother; shoot, young grass or herb.
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Prāśu (प्राशु).—[adjective] very quick, swift.
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Prasū (प्रसू).—bring forth, produce, impel, set in motion, cause, bid.
Prasū is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and sū (सू).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Prasu (प्रसु):—[=pra-su] -√3. su Caus. -sāvayati, to cause continuous pressing (of Soma), [Nidāna-sūtra]
2) Prasū (प्रसू):—[=pra-sū] a. pra-√1. sū [Parasmaipada] -suvati, -sauti, ([imperative] -suhi with [varia lectio] -sūhi, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]), to set in motion, rouse to activity, urge, incite, impel, bid, command, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa];
2) —to allow, give up to, deliver, [Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; ???];
2) —to hurl, throw, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya [Scholiast or Commentator]]
3) [=pra-sū] b. pra-√2. sū [Ātmanepada] -sūte, -sūyate, (rarely [Parasmaipada] -savati, -sauti; once [Potential] -sunuyāt, [Vajracchedikā]),
—to procreate, beget, bring forth, obtain offspring or bear fruit, produce, [Brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;
— (mostly [Ātmanepada] -sūyate, rarely ti) to be born or produced, originate, arise, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]
4) [=pra-sū] c mfn. bringing forth, bearing, fruitful, productive, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
5) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) giving birth to (cf. pitṛ-pr, putrikā-pr, strī-pr)
6) [v.s. ...] f. a mother, [Inscriptions; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] a mare, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) [v.s. ...] a young shoot, tender grass or herbs, sacrificial grass, [Ṛg-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
9) [v.s. ...] a spreading creeper, the plantain, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) Prāśū (प्राशू):—[from prāś] 1. prāśū m. (for 2. See below) an eater, guest (?), [Ṛg-veda i, 40, 5] (Mahidh. ‘very swift’ = śīghra cf. prāśu).
11) Prāśu (प्राशु):—mfn. (pra-āśu) very quick or speedy, [Ṛg-veda] (= kṣipra, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska i, 15])
12) ind. (u) quickly, swiftly, [Āpastamba-śrauta-sūtra]
13) Prāśū (प्राशू):—2. prāśū m. (for 1. See under 2. prāś) = parā-krama, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]] (cf. satya-pr).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Prasū (प्रसू):—[pra-sū] (sūḥ) 3. f. A mother; a mare; a spreading creeper; a plantain.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Prasū (प्रसू):—: (nf) a mother, progenitress; one who bears/delivers (a child).
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Prāsu (ಪ್ರಾಸು):—[noun] = ಪ್ರಾಸ - [prasa -] 3.
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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Starts with (+40): Prashubh, Prashuc, Prashuci, Prashuddhi, Prashukriya, Prashumbh, Prashuna, Prashush, Prashushah, Prashusruka, Prasucaka, Prasucay, Prasuhma, Prasuka, Prasukta, Prasumant, Prasumat, Prasumaya, Prasun, Prasunabana.
Ends with (+13): Abhiprasu, Adhiprasu, Ashvaprasu, Bahiprasu, Bahuprasu, Balaprasu, Bharataprasu, Bijaprasu, Dutprasu, Jagatprasu, Kanyaprasu, Kartikeyaprasu, Karttikeyaprasu, Kushaprasu, Lakshmanaprasu, Masiprasu, Muktaprasu, Pitriprasu, Pratiprasu, Putrakaprasu.
Full-text (+74): Masiprasu, Pasava, Muktaprasu, Balaprasu, Bahuprasu, Lakshmanaprasu, Shaniprasu, Pashu, Prasavitri, Karttikeyaprasu, Puttrikaprasu, Prasava, Striprasu, Bharataprasu, Pitriprasu, Prashushah, Prasumat, Prasumaya, Adhiprasu, Prasavapita.
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 8.18.22 < [Sukta 18]
Rig Veda 8.27.3 < [Sukta 27]
Rig Veda 8.53.6 < [Sukta 53]
Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 4.19.44 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Verse 4.19.124 < [Chapter 19 - A Thousand Names of Srī Yamunā]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 2.4.138 < [Part 4 - Transient Ecstatic Disturbances (vyābhicāri-bhāva)]
Verse 3.4.57 < [Part 4 - Parenthood (vātsalya-rasa)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Satapatha-brahmana (by Julius Eggeling)
Kāṇḍa IX, adhyāya 3, brāhmaṇa 4 < [Ninth Kāṇḍa]
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