Prayat: 4 definitions


Prayat 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

Prayat (प्रयत्).—1 Ā. To try, endeavour, strive, attempt.

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

Prayat (प्रयत्).—make effort, take pains, strive after, endeavour at ([locative], [dative], [accusative], or infin.).

Prayat is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and yat (यत्).

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

Prayat (प्रयत्):—[=pra-√yat] [Ātmanepada] -yatate, to be active or effective, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa] ([Epic] also [Parasmaipada] ti);

—to strive, endeavour, exert one’s self, devote or apply one’s self to ([locative case] [dative case] [accusative], arthe, artham, hetos, or [infinitive mood]), [???; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata etc.]

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

Prayat (प्रयत्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Payatta.

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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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