Prinana, Prīṇana: 12 definitions


Prinana means something in 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

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prīṇana (प्रीणन):—Satisfying; Nutrition; soothing, appeasing; Nourishing, the primary function of Rasa Dhātu.

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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

Prīṇana (प्रीणन) refers to “pleasing” or “satisfying”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.5 (“The Tripuras are fascinated).—Accordingly, as Arihan said to the Lord of the Three Cities: “[...] The Earth is burdened by those who are not ready to please and satisfy (prīṇana) the suppliant [yācamānamanovṛttiprīṇane yasya no janiḥ]. It is not burdened by oceans, mountains and trees. The body is ready to go in a trice, and hoarded things are attended with the risk of dwindling down. Realising this a sensible man shall see to the pleasure of his body. It is mentioned in the Vedas that this body is going to constitute the breakfast for dogs, crows and worms. The body has its ultimate end in being reduced to ashes. [...]”.

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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

prīṇana (प्रीणन).—n (S) Pleasing, gratifying.

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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

Prīṇana (प्रीणन).—a. Pleasing, gratifying.

-nam 1 Pleasing, satisfying.

2) That which pleases or satisfies.

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

Prīṇana (प्रीणन).—n.

(-naṃ) Satisfaction, satisfying, satiety. E. prī to please aff. lyuṭ .

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

Prīṇana (प्रीणन).—[adjective] & [neuter] pleasing, gratifying.

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

1) Prīṇana (प्रीणन):—[from prī] mfn. pleasing, gratifying, appeasing, soothing, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] n. the act of pleasing or delighting or satisfying, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Ratnāvalī]

3) [v.s. ...] a means of pleasing or delighting or satisfying, [Mahābhārata; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Prīṇana (प्रीणन):—(naṃ) 1. m. Satisfying, satiety.

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

Prīṇana (प्रीणन) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pīṇaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Prinana 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prīṇana (ಪ್ರೀಣನ):—

1) [noun] a gratifying or satisfying.

2) [noun] that which satisfies or gratifies.

3) [noun] food.

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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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