Prayama, Prayāma: 8 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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
(-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]
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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
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.
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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