Premi, Premī: 4 definitions


Premi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Premī (प्रेमी) refers to:—One imbued with prema. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Premī (प्रेमी) (or Premin) refers to one “drenched with devotional love”, according the Śivapurāṇa 4.31.—Accordingly, as Sūta narrated to the sages:—“[...] after praying and bowing to the lord again and again, he [viz., Rāma] repeated loudly, ‘O Śiva, be victorious, be victorious’ and eulogised Śiva. Repeating the mantras and meditating, he performed the worship again and danced before the lord. With the heart drenched with devotional love (i.e., premī) he produced the throat-sound. Lord Śiva was much delighted”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Premī (प्रेमी):—(nm) a lover; -[premikā] the lover and the beloved.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prēmi (ಪ್ರೇಮಿ):—[noun] a person who loves another or a thing intensely.

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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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