Prayama, Prayāma: 8 definitions


Prayama 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prayāma (प्रयाम).—

1) Restraining, checking.

2) Dearth, scarcity, dearness (of water, corn &c.).

3) Length; कुर्वन् प्रयाम- क्षयमायतीनाम् (kurvan prayāma- kṣayamāyatīnām) Kirātārjunīya 3.43.

4) Competition of buyers on account of dearth.

Derivable forms: prayāmaḥ (प्रयामः).

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

Prayāma (प्रयाम).—m., extension, lit. and physical: avakubjaḥ prayāmeṇa (om. in several mss.) prāpatam Lalitavistara 254.21, I fell prone at full length (on the ground); usually of the extent of qualities, also of disease, gate prayāmaṃ (text prayāsaṃ, see Crit. App.)…vyādhau Jātakamālā 21.2, when a disease has made progress; śakti-°maḥ Jātakamālā 78.2, extent of power; dhairya-°maḥ Jātakamālā 111.16; 238.11; labdha- prayāma, having acquired great extent, Jātakamālā 171.15 (karmāṇi; [Page384-a+ 71] of the power of karman); 182.3 (kalāsu saṅgaḥ, interest in the arts).

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

Prayāma (प्रयाम).—m.

(-maḥ) 1. Checking, restraining. 2. Scarcity, dearth. 3. Competition of buyers in consequence of scarcity. 4. Length, either of space or time. E. pra before, yam to refrain, aff. ghañ .

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

1) Prayāma (प्रयाम):—[=pra-yāma] [from pra-yata > pra-yam] m. dearth, scarcity (= nīvāka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] checking, restraining, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] extension, length (in space or time), [Jātakamālā]

4) [v.s. ...] progress, [ib.]

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

Prayāma (प्रयाम):—[pra-yāma] (maḥ) 1. m. Checking; scarcity; competition of buyers; length.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prayama in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prayāma (ಪ್ರಯಾಮ):—

1) [noun] an acute and general shortage of food or water; famine.

2) [noun] excessive demand for or competition in buying foodgrains during famine.

3) [noun] a prolonged period of dry weather; lack of rain; drought.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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