Pravina, Pravīṇa: 16 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pravina means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pravin.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—One of Danu's sons.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 68. 7.
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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—One whose body is free from defects is called ‘avyaṅgāṅgī’; the term ‘avyaṇga’ standing for freedom from defects; just like such other words as ‘pravīṇa’, ‘udāra’ and the rest.

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Kosha (encyclopedic lexicons)

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Source: Knowledge-Net of Amarakosha: The Knowledge Structure in Amarakośa

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण) originally meant “one who was skilled in playing a musical instrument called vīṇā”. The word now comes to mean “a person skilled in anything”.

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Kosha (कोश, kośa) refers to Sanskrit lexicons intended to provide additional information regarding technical terms used in religion, philosophy and the various sciences (shastra). The oldest extant thesaurus (kosha) dates to the 4th century AD.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: SOAS Research Online: Prekṣā meditation: History and Methods

Pravīṇa Ṛṣi (b. 1967 A.D.) is the name of an author of Jain texts dealing with meditation.—A recent development in the field of modern meditation in Sthānakavāsī tradtion by Pravīṇa Ṛṣi, this practice is named as “Puruṣākāra Parākrama Dhyāna”. Flügel notes that “it focusses on the alleviation of the personal suffering of the “common man” through a new form of meditation which is visualisation based method. It was intent on strengthening personal vision (“make dreams come true”) to increase happiness and success in the world” (Flügel, 2016: 30).

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—a (S) Well-knowing, well-versed and well-skilled in; erudite, accomplished, adept.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—a Well-versed. Adept.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—a. Clever, skilled or versed in, conversant with; आमोदानथ हरिदन्तराणि नेतुं नैवान्यो जगति समीरणात् प्रवीणः (āmodānatha haridantarāṇi netuṃ naivānyo jagati samīraṇāt pravīṇaḥ) Bv.1.15; Ku.7.48.

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

Praviṇa (प्रविण).—name of a rākṣasa king: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 17.27.

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

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Skilful, clever, conversant. E. pra emplying excellence, and vīṇā a lute, or vīṇ a nominal verb, to play on a lute, aff. ac .

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

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—[pra-vīṇa] (cf. vīṇā), adj. Skilful, clever, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 39, 3.

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

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण).—[adjective] clever, versed in, familiar with (loc or —°); [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Pravīṇa (प्रवीण):—[=pra-vīṇa] mf(ā)n. (pra + vīṇā) skilful, clever, conversant with or versed in ([locative case] or [compound]), [Kāvya literature; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra] (cf. [gana] śauṇḍḍādi)

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of the 14th Manu, [Harivaṃśa] ([varia lectio] pra-vīra).

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

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण):—[pra-vīṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Skilful.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण):—(1. pra + vīṇā)

1) adj. f. ā geschickt, tüchtig [Amarakoṣa 3, 1, 4. 3, 4, 8, 35.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 342.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 90.] [Halāyudha 2, 180.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 7, 48.] [Spr. 706. 1870. 2788.] [ŚUK.] in [Lassen’s Anthologie 39, 3.] sadguṇāmṛtavarṇane [Spr. 3232.] mit seinem loc. compon. gaṇa śauṇḍādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 1, 40.] anekaśilpādhyayana [KĀM. NĪTIS. 12, 48.] —

2) m. Nomen proprium einer der Söhne des 14ten Manu [Harivaṃśa 495.] pravīra [LANGL.] — Vgl. prāvīṇya .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) geschickt , tüchtig , — in (Loc. oder im Comp. vorangehend). —

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Sohnes des 14ten Manu. pravīra v.l.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pravīṇa (प्रवीण) [Also spelled pravin]:—(a) proficient, adept, expert; ~[] proficiency, expertness.

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