Prayas, Prāyas, Prayash: 10 definitions

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prayas (प्रयस्).—

1) 4 P. To strive, endeavour.

2) To toil, labour.

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Prayas (प्रयस्).—n. Ved.

1) Food.

2) Pleasure, delight.

3) A sacrifice.

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Prāyas (प्रायस्).—ind.

1) Mostly, generally, as a general rule, for the most part; प्रायः प्रत्ययमाधत्ते स्वगुणेषूत्तमादरः (prāyaḥ pratyayamādhatte svaguṇeṣūttamādaraḥ) Ku. 6.2; प्रायो भृत्यास्त्यजन्ति प्रचलितविभवं स्वामिनं सेवमानाः (prāyo bhṛtyāstyajanti pracalitavibhavaṃ svāminaṃ sevamānāḥ) Mu. 4.21; or प्रायो गच्छति यत्र भाग्यरहितस्तत्रैव यान्त्यापदः (prāyo gacchati yatra bhāgyarahitastatraiva yāntyāpadaḥ) Bhartṛhari 2.9; प्रायः समापन्नविपत्तिकाले धियोऽपि पुंसां मलिनीभवन्ति (prāyaḥ samāpannavipattikāle dhiyo'pi puṃsāṃ malinībhavanti) H.

2) In all probability, most likely, probably, perhaps; तव प्राज्ञाप्रसादाद्धि प्रायः प्राप्स्यामि जीवितम् (tava prājñāprasādāddhi prāyaḥ prāpsyāmi jīvitam) Mb.

3) Abundantly, largely.

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

Prayas (प्रयस्).—mfn.

(-yāḥ-yāḥ-yaḥ) Valuable, precious.

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Prāyas (प्रायस्).—Ind. 1. Frequently, generally, for the most part. 2. Abundantly, largely. E. pra before, iṇ or ay to go, aff. amuc .

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

Prayas (प्रयस्).—i. e. prī + as, n. Sacrifice, Chr. 292, 7 = [Rigveda.] i. 86, 7.

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Prāyas (प्रायस्).— (probably acc. sing. n. of an old comparat. of puru = [Latin] plus), adv. 1. Frequently, [Pañcatantra] iv. [distich] 7; commonly, v. [distich] 19. 2. Probably, Mahābhārata 12, 4989.

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

Prayas (प्रयस्).—[neuter] pleasure, enjoyment; object of enjoyment, e.[grammar] food & drink, dainties, etc.

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Prāyas (प्रायस्).—[adverb] = prāyaśas.

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Prayas (प्रयस्).—commence to boil up or be agitated, be hot or eager. — Cf. āyasta ([additions]), pra/yasta.

Prayas is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and yas (यस्).

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

1) Prayas (प्रयस्):—[=pra-yas] 1. pra-√yas [Parasmaipada] -yasyati (cf. [Pāṇini 3-1, 71]), to begin to bubble, [Atharva-veda];

—to endeavour, labour, strive after ([dative case]), [Naiṣadha-carita]

2) 2. prayas n. (√prī) pleasure, enjoyment, delight, [Ṛg-veda] (prāyase, iv, 21, 7 = prayase)

3) object of delight, pleasant food or drink, dainties, libations (prayāṃsi nadīnām, ‘refreshing waters’), [ib.]

4) mfn. valuable, precious (?), [Horace H. Wilson]

5) Prāyaś (प्रायश्):—[from prāya] in [compound] for 1. prāyas.

6) Prāyas (प्रायस्):—[from prāya] 1. prāyas ind. (for 2. See below) for the most part, mostly, commonly, as a general rule, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] in all probability, likely, perhaps, [Mahābhārata]

8) [v.s. ...] abundantly, largely, [Horace H. Wilson]

9) 2. prāyas n. (for 1. See above) = 2. prayas, [Ṛg-veda iv, 21, 7.]

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

1) Prayas (प्रयस्):—[(yāḥ-yaḥ) a.] Valuable.

2) Prāyas (प्रायस्):—adv. Frequently, abundantly.

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

Prāyas (प्रायस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pāo, Pāya.

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Prayas in German

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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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prayas in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) an effort, endeavour, attempt..—prayas (प्रयास) is alternatively transliterated as Prayāsa.

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