Prayam, Pra-yam: 3 definitions


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

Prayam (प्रयम्).—stretch, hold out, offer, give; produce, cause; pronounce, utter; restore, pay back, return.

Prayam is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and yam (यम्).

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

1) Prayam (प्रयम्):—[=pra-√yam] [Parasmaipada] [Ātmanepada] -yacchati, te, to hold out towards, stretch forth, extend, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda];

—to place upon ([locative case]), [Mahābhārata];

—to offer, present, give, grant, bestow, deliver, despatch, send, effect, produce, cause (with [dative case] [genitive case] or [locative case] of [person] and [accusative] of thing), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (with vikrayeṇa, to sell; with uttaram, to answer; with śāpam, to pronounce a curse; with yuddham, to give battle, fight; with viṣam, to administer poison; with buddhau, to set forth or present to the mind);

—to restore, pay (a debt), requite (a benefit), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to give (a daughter) in marriage, [Aitareya-brāhmaṇa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti etc.]

2) Prāyam (प्रायम्):—[from prāya] ind. [gana] gotrādi.

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

Prayam (प्रयम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Payaccha.

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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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