Prata, aka: Prāta; 4 Definition(s)


Prata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

1a) Prāta (प्रात).—A son of Puṣpārṇa and Prabhā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa IV. 13. 13.

1b) Morning; born of Dhātri and Rākā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa VI. 18. 3.

1c) A Rākṣasa with the sun in āvaṇi and puraṭṭaśi (Sep-Oct.).*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 52. 10.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

prata (प्रत).—f A copy (throughout its applications in English); viz. a transcript from the original; an individual book, one of many books; autograph, original, archetype, that from which a copy is taken; a picture drawn from another picture. 2 Used frequently merely in the sense of Book. 3 A specimen, sample, pattern. Ex. hyā pratīcī sākhara āṇīta jā; tyā pratīcīṃ pāgōṭīṃ majapāsīṃ dāhā ā- hēta. 4 A set or class; an order or a grade; a lot or parcel; an assemblage of bodies of the same grade of excellence. Ex. āmbyācyā cāra pratī kēlyā āhēta; dakṣiṇēcyā tīna pratī kēlyā. 5 The largest or richest lot of the lots into which the presents made on festive occasions are put up:--given to the most honorable of the guests. 6 (prati S) A particle implying direction or designation (to, towards, upon &c.) Ex tō grāmāprata gēlā āhē; rājā pradhānāprata bōlatō; gharāprata tīna tīna rūpayē dilhē. 7 A preposition noting the reached or attained state of the matter signified by the noun which it governs; corresponding therefore with At. Ex. hī vāṭa sampūna āmhī gharāprata hōūṃ tēvhāñcyā sāṛyā gōṣṭī. pratīcā Of the same class, kind, stamp, mould.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prata (प्रत).—f A copy. A specimen, sample. The largest or richest lot or lots into which the presents made on festive occasions are put up:-given to the most honourable of the guests. A particle implying direction or desi- gnation (to, towards, upon &c.). Ex. tō grāmāprata gēlā āhē. gharāprata tīna tīna rupayē dilhē..

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prata (प्रत).—4 P.

1) To become exhausted of fatigued, faint.

2) To lose the breath, be beside oneself.

Derivable forms: pratam (प्रतम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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