Prasu, Prasū, Prashu, Prāśu: 5 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Prāśu can be transliterated into English as Prasu or Prashu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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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Prasū (प्रसू).—a.

1) Bringing forth, bearing, giving birth to; स्त्रीप्रसूश्चाधिवेत्तव्या (strīprasūścādhivettavyā) Y.1.73. -f.

1) A mother; मातरपितरौ प्रसूजनयितारौ (mātarapitarau prasūjanayitārau) Ak. 'parents'; Śi.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

Prasū (प्रसू).—f.

(-sūḥ) 1. A mother. 2. A mare. 3. A spreading creeper. 4. The plantain. Adj. Bringing forth, bearing. E. pra before, 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 (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. [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. [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).

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