Pravad: 6 definitions


Pravad means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravad (प्रवद्).—1 P.

1) To say, speak, utter.

2) To speak to, address; सुग्रीवः प्रावदन् नृपम् (sugrīvaḥ prāvadan nṛpam) Bhaṭṭikāvya 7.24.

3) To name, call.

4) To regard, consider.

5) To converse or talk with.

6) To proclaim, declare. -Caus.

1) To cause to speak.

2) To play on (a musical instrument).

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

Pravad (प्रवद्).—speak forth, say, proclaim, announce; raise the voice, utter sounds (of birds & beasts); suppose, state; declare to be, call (2 [accusative]). [Causative] make sound, play on a musical instrument.

Pravad is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and vad (वद्).

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

1) Pravad (प्रवद्):—[from pra-vaṇa] a in [compound] for vat.

2) [=pra-√vad] b [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -vadati, te ([Vedic or Veda] [infinitive mood] pra-vaditos), to speak out, pronounce, proclaim, declare, utter, say, tell, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.;

2) —to speak to ([accusative]), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

2) —to raise the voice (said of birds and animals), [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira];

2) —to roar, splash (said of water), [Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra];

2) — (cf. a-pravadat) to assert, affirm, state, [Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad; Varāha-mihira];

2) —to pronounce to be, call, name (2 [accusative]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

2) —to offer for sale (with [instrumental case] of price), [Pañcatantra] ([varia lectio]) :

2) —[Causal] -vādayati, to cause to sound, play (with [accusative] of the instrument), [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.;

2) — (without an object) to play, make music, [Harivaṃśa] (also -vādyati, with act. meaning, [Mahābhārata xii, 1899]).

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

Pravad (प्रवद्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavaya.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pravad in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) a rumour; slander, calumny; ~[di] a rumourmonger; a slanderer, calumniator..—pravad (प्रवाद) is alternatively transliterated as Pravāda.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Pravaad is another spelling for प्रवाद [pravāda].—n. 1. discourse; intercourse; conversation; 2. expressing one's thoughts; mentioning; declaring; 3. a fable; a myth; 4. litigious language; 5. the sound of musical instruments;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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