Pravaraka, Prāvaraka, Pravāraka, Prāvāraka: 9 definitions


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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pravaraka in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Prāvaraka (प्रावरक).—(PRĀVĀRA). An ancient Purāṇic place included in Krauñcadvīpa. (Śloka 22, Chapter 12, Bhīṣma Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Prāvaraka (प्रावरक).—A varṣa of Krauñcadvīpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 67.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pravaraka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravāraka (प्रवारक).—A cover, covering.

Derivable forms: pravārakaḥ (प्रवारकः).

See also (synonyms): pravāra.

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Prāvāraka (प्रावारक).—An upper garment, mantle; यदीच्छसि लम्बदशाविशालं प्रावारकं सूत्रशतैर्हि युक्तम् (yadīcchasi lambadaśāviśālaṃ prāvārakaṃ sūtraśatairhi yuktam) Mṛcchakaṭika 8.22; जातीकुसुमवासितः प्रावारकोऽनुप्रेषितः (jātīkusumavāsitaḥ prāvārako'nupreṣitaḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.

Derivable forms: prāvārakaḥ (प्रावारकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pravāraka (प्रवारक).—(1) nt. (compare Sanskrit pravāra), a kind of cloth: °kam Mahāvyutpatti 8983, according to Tibetan (be ḥu ras) and Chin. cloth made of calf's hair; (2) ? in Avadāna-śataka i.56.1 (tāvat suvarṇam anuprayacchāmi yena devaḥ) punar api yatheṣṭa-pravāra- kaṃ kariṣyati, according to ms.; Speyer em. to °pracāraṇaṃ; but perhaps keep ms. in meaning of pravāraṇa (1), or read °raṇaṃ,…will again make any desired presentation (i.e. charitable gift).

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Prāvarakā (प्रावरका).—(compare Prakrit pāvaraa, [Paia-sadda-mahaṇṇavo], beside pāvāraya = Sanskrit prāvāraka, cloak), perhaps cloak; certainly some kind of garment or textile: Divyāvadāna 316.27, cited s.v. kṣomaka; compare prāvāraka.

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Prāvāraka (प्रावारक).—nt., some kind of material listed as not proper for monks' robes: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.52.10. In Sanskrit °ka, m., = prāvāra, cloak. Cf. prāvarakā, which may be either a material or a garment.

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

Prāvāraka (प्रावारक).—[masculine] upper garment, mantle.

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

1) Pravāraka (प्रवारक):—[=pra-vāraka] [from pra-vara > pra-vṛ] m. = pravaraṇa1 [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] woollen cloth, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc. 1.]

3) Prāvaraka (प्रावरक):—[=prā-varaka] [from prā-vṛ] m. Name of a district (= vāra), [Mahābhārata]

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

Prāvāraka (प्रावारक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāraya.

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Pravaraka in German

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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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