Preman: 10 definitions
Preman means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Preman (प्रेमन्) or Prema refers to “emotions of love”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.24. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] on hearing her [Satī’s] words Rāma became happy, his eyes shining with brilliance. He thought upon his lord Śiva. Emotions of love (preman) swelled in his heart. O sage, without the specific permission of Śatī he did not go near Śiva. Describing his greatness Rāma spoke to Satī again”.
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.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Preman (प्रेमन्) refers to Buddha’s “affection for beings”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 51. Accordingly, “[...] In his great loving-kindness (mahāmaitrī), the Buddha has an affection (preman) for beings which penetrates to the marrow of the bones (asthimajjan). He is constantly dying for beings”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Preman (प्रेमन्).—m., n. [priyasya bhāvaḥ imanic prādeśaḥ ekāckatvāt na ṭilopaḥ Tv.]
1) Love, affection; तत् प्रेम हेमनिकषोपलतां तनोति (tat prema hemanikaṣopalatāṃ tanoti) Gīt.11; Me.46; भद्रं प्रेम सुमानुषस्य कथमप्येकं हि तत् प्राप्यते (bhadraṃ prema sumānuṣasya kathamapyekaṃ hi tat prāpyate) U.1.
2) Favour, kindness, kind or tender regard.
3) Sport, pastime.
4) Joy, delight, gladness. -m.
1) A jest, joke.
2) Wind, air.
3) An epithet of Indra.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preman (प्रेमन्).—mn. (-mā-ma) 1. Affection, kindness, tender regard. 2. Pleasure, sport, pastime, joy. m.
(-mā) 1. Indra. 2. Air. E. pre for priya loved, imanic aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preman (प्रेमन्).—i. e. I. prī + man (and priya + iman), n., [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 56, 16, and m. Love, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 45; kindness, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 187; 3337. Ii. m. 1. A name of Indra. 2. Wind.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preman (प्रेमन्).—[masculine] [neuter] love, affection, kindness.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Preman (प्रेमन्):—[from prī] a mn. love, affection, kindness, tender regard, favour, predilection, fondness, l° etc. towards ([locative case] or [compound]), [Taittirīya-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; Kāvya literature] etc. (also [plural])
2) [v.s. ...] joy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] m. sport, a jest, joke, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]
4) [v.s. ...] wind, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] Name of Indra, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] of various men, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]
7) b preyas etc. See p. 711, col. 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Preman (प्रेमन्):—[(mā-ma)] 5. m. n. Affection, love; pleasure. m. Indra; air.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
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1) tvayi prakṛṣṭapremā (adj. f.) [UTTARARĀMAC. 39, 7 (53, 4).]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
1) m. n. — a) Liebe , Zuneigung , Vorliebe , Liebhaberei ([Indische sprüche 7621]), Gunst , Zärtlichkeit , Liebe u.s.w. zu (Loc. oder im Comp. vorangehend). Auch Pl. — b) *Freude. —
2) m. — a) Scherz , Spass. Pl. [Sāhityadarpaṇa 136.] — b) *Wind. — c) *Beiname Indra's. — d) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Premabandha, Premabandhana, Premabhava, Premanarayana, Premani, Premanidhi, Premanidhi pantha, Premanidhi sharman, Premaniya, Premapara, Premapatana, Premapatra, Premardra, Premashrava, Premashru, Premddhi.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Real longevity of the buddhas < [Part 16 - Obtaining the immense longevity and immense radiance of the Buddhas]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)