Pravartana, aka: Pravartanā; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Pravartanā (प्रवर्तना).—Prompting or inducement which is the denotation of liṅ affixes in general; an activity on the part of a person which leads to another person’s doing something as desired by the former.

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Pravartanā (प्रवर्तना).—Incitement or inducement which is the sense of 'lin' affixes in general ;cf. प्रवर्तनायां लिङ् (pravartanāyāṃ liṅ).

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Pravartana.—(CII 1), establishment. Note: pravartana is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pravartana (प्रवर्तन).—n Setting up. Inciting. Action.

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

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Pravartana (प्रवर्तन).—1 Going on, moving forward.

2) Beginning, commencement.

3) Setting on foot, founding, establishing, instituting.

4) Prompting, urging, simulating, inciting.

5) Engaging in, applying oneself to.

6) Happening, coming to pass.

7) Activity, action.

8) Behaviour, conduct, procedure.

9) Directing, superintending.

1) Employment.

11) Exhortation.

-nā Inciting or prompting to action; अस्ति प्रवर्तनारूपमनुरूपं चतुर्ष्वपि (asti pravartanārūpamanurūpaṃ caturṣvapi) Bh.

Derivable forms: pravartanam (प्रवर्तनम्).

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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