Prerana, Prēraṇa, Preraṇa, Preraṇā: 16 definitions


Prerana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Prerna.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Preraṇa (प्रेरण):—[preraṇaṃ] Impulsion: Driving out; A force that moves something along

Source: National Mission for Manuscripts: Traditional Medicine System in India

Preraṇa (प्रेरण) refers to “stimulating” and is the action (karma) associated with Cala (“mobile”): one of the twenty Śārīraguṇa (or Gurvādiguṇa), which refers to the “twenty qualities of the body”—where guṇa (property) represents one of the six divisions of dravya (drugs).—Śārīraka-guṇas are twenty in number. There are ten guṇas with their opposite guṇas. [...] Sthira (“static”) has the predominant bhūta (element) of earth and the associated actions of “stabilising/dhāraṇa”; while Cala (“mobile”) has the predominant bhūta (element) of air and is associated with the action “stimulating/preraṇa”.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Preraṇa (प्रेरण) refers to “inducing” (e.g., inducing reticent haughty persons to love), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated: “After going there, the haughty Kāma, deluded by Śiva’s magic power, stationed himself, after first spreading the enchanting power of Spring all around. [...] At that time the Kāladīpikā (brilliant lamp) induced [i.e., preraṇa] reticent haughty persons to love. O good sir, the wind blew gently but distressed those who were separated from their beloveds. Thus the vast diffusion of Spring caused the display of emotions of love. It was unbearable to the forestdwelling sages. [...]”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prēraṇa (प्रेरण).—n S prēraṇā f (S) Sending. 2 Urging, inciting, instigating.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

prēraṇa (प्रेरण).—n prēraṇā f Sending. Urging, inciting.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Preraṇa (प्रेरण) or Preraṇā (प्रेरणा).—

1) Driving or urging on, impelling, inciting, instigation.

2) Impulse, passion.

3) Throwing, casting; ह्रीमूढानां भवति विफलप्रेरणा चूर्णमुष्टिः (hrīmūḍhānāṃ bhavati viphalapreraṇā cūrṇamuṣṭiḥ) Me.7.

4) Sending, despatching.

5) Order, direction.

6) (In gram.) The sense of the causal form.

7) Activity, exertion.

Derivable forms: preraṇam (प्रेरणम्).

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

Preraṇa (प्रेरण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) 1. Sending, directing, 2. Ordering, commanding. 3. Passion, operation of the organs of sense. 4. The sense of the causal verb. E. pra before, īra to go, ṇic-lyuṭ .

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

Preraṇa (प्रेरण).—i. e. pra-īr + ana, I. n. 1. Sending, directing. 2. Ordering. 3. Passion. Ii. f. ṇā, Instigation, [Hitopadeśa] 88, 4; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 478.

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

Preraṇa (प्रेरण).—[neuter] ā [feminine] impulse, activity.

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

1) Preraṇa (प्रेरण):—[from preraka > prer] n. driving out

2) [v.s. ...] See paśu-pr

3) [v.s. ...] (also f(ā). ) setting in motion, urging, inciting, direction, command, impelling to (prati or [compound]), [Naiṣadha-carita; Kathāsaritsāgara; Rājataraṅgiṇī; Hitopadeśa]

4) [v.s. ...] activity, action, [Yājñavalkya; Meghadūta]

5) [v.s. ...] the sense of the causal verb, [Vopadeva]

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

Preraṇa (प्रेरण):—[pre+raṇa] (ṇaṃ) 1. n. Sending; commanding; passion; causal verb.

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

Preraṇa (प्रेरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pillaṇa, Pillaṇā, Peraṇa, Peraṇā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prerana 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Preraṇa (प्रेरण):—(nm) (the act or process of) inspiring / prompting/motivating; induction; hence~[ṇīya] (a); ~[ṇīyatā] (nf).

2) Preraṇā (प्रेरणा) [Also spelled prerna]:—(nf) inspiration; urge, drive; motive; induction; ~[tmaka] inspirational; ~[prada] inspiring; ~[maya] full of inspiration, inspiring. -[śakti] motive force; inspiration; urge; -[hetu] motive; inspiration.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prēraṇa (ಪ್ರೇರಣ):—[noun] = ಪ್ರೇರಣೆ [prerane].

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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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