Prayuta; 7 Definition(s)


Prayuta means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Prayuta (प्रयुत).—A Devagandharva. He was born to Kaśyapaprajāpati of his wife Muni. (Śloka 43, Chapter 65, Ādi Parva).

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Prayuta (प्रयुत).—A Mauneya Gandharva.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 2.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Prayuta (प्रयुत) is the fourteenth of sixty digits (decimal place) in an special enumeration system mentioned by Vasubandhu in his Abhidharmakośa (“treasury of knowledge”). The explanations of the measure of years, eons, and so forth must be comprehended through calculation based on a numerical system. Enumeration begins from one and increases by a factor of ten for each shift in decimal place. The sixtieth number in this series is called “countless”.

Among these decimal positions (eg., prayuta), the first nine positions from one to one hundred million are called ‘single set enumeration’. From a billion up to, but not including countless is “the enumeration of the great companion” and is called the ‘recurring enumeration’.

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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prayuta (प्रयुत).—n S Ten hundred thousand, a million.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prayuta (प्रयुत).—n A million.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prayuta (प्रयुत).—a.

1) Joined, united.

2) Separated.

-tam A million; लक्षप्रयुतकोटयः (lakṣaprayutakoṭayaḥ) Līlā.; बहूनीह सहस्राणि प्रयुतान्यर्बुदानि च (bahūnīha sahasrāṇi prayutānyarbudāni ca) Mb.1.35.19.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prayuta (प्रयुत).—mfn.

(-taḥ-tā-taṃ) Joined, combined, united. n.

(-taṃ) Ten hundred thousand, a million. E. pra before, yu to join, aff. kta .

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