Pravepana: 6 definitions



Pravepana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Pravepana (प्रवेपन).—A serpent of the family of Takṣaka. This serpent was burnt to death at the Sarpasatra of Janamejaya. (Śloka 9, Chapter 57, Ādi Parva).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Pravepana (प्रवेपन) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.52.8, I.57) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Pravepana) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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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 (P) next»] — Pravepana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravepana (प्रवेपन).—Trembling, quivering, shaking, tremour.

Derivable forms: pravepanam (प्रवेपनम्).

See also (synonyms): pravepa, pravepaka, pravepathu.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pravepaṇa (प्रवेपण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Shaking, agitation, tremulous motion. E. pra before, vepṛ to tremble, lyuṭ aff.

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

Pravepana (प्रवेपन).—[pra-vep + ana], n. Shaking, trembling.

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

1) Pravepana (प्रवेपन):—[=pra-vepana] [from pra-vep] m. Name of a serpent-demon, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] n. trembling, shuddering, tremulous motion, agitation, [Caraka; Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]; Vopadeva] ([wrong reading] vepaṇa).

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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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