Pravah: 5 definitions


Pravah 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

Pravah (प्रवह्).—1 P.

1) To bear, carry, draw along.

2) To waft, carry or bear along; प्रवहन्तं सदामोदम् (pravahantaṃ sadāmodam) Bhaṭṭikāvya 8.52.

3) To support, bear up (as a burden).

4) To flow, stream forth.

5) To blow.

6) To have, possess, feel.

7) To breathe.

8) To exhibit, show.

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

Pravah (प्रवह्).—[transitive] carry onward or along, lead or bring to ([accusative]); [intransitive] be borne along, flow, blow. [Causative] set in motion, send away, dismiss.

Pravah is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and vah (वह्).

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

1) Pravah (प्रवह्):—[=pra-√vah] [Parasmaipada] -vahati, ([Pāṇini 1-3, 81]), to carry forwards, draw or drag on wards, [Ṛg-veda; Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; ???; Rāmāyaṇa] ;

—to carry off in flowing, wash away, [Ṛg-veda; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa];

—to lead or bring to ([accusative]), [Mahābhārata; Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

—to bear, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];

—to exhibit, show, utter, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa];

— ([Ātmanepada]) to drive onwards, [Ṛg-veda];

—to flow along, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī];

—to rush, blow (as wind), [Mahābhārata] :

—[Causal] -vāhayati, to cause to go away, send off, dismiss, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra];

—to cause to swim away ([Passive voice], to be washed away), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa; Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan];

—to set in motion or on foot, [Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Pravāh (प्रवाह्):—[=pra-√vāh] [Ātmanepada] -vāhate, to bear down (said of a woman in labour), [Suśruta] :—[Causal] -vāhayati idem, [ib. 2.]

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

Pravah (प्रवह्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavaha.

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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

Pravah in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) flow; fluency; an unbroken sequence; ~[hamaya] fluent, having a flow; ~[hita] flowed, consigned to a flow of water, etc..—pravah (प्रवाह) is alternatively transliterated as Pravāha.

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