Prokta, Prōkta: 9 definitions


Prokta 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

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Religious Inclusivism in the Writings of an Early Modern Sanskrit Intellectual (Shaivism)

Prokta (प्रोक्त) refers to “that which is taught”, according to the Pauṣkarāgama, which is said to be a subsidiary (upabheda) of the Pārameśvara, itself one of the 28 tantras or āgamas recognized as authoritative by Śaivas.—One of the key passages examined by Appaya (ad Brahmamīmāṃsābhāṣya 2.2.38) is from the Pauṣkarāgama Vidyāpāda 4-5: “Just like Śiva, [His] śakti is not a material cause for it has the nature of consciousness. Transformation is taught [i.e., prokta] [to be possible] for what is insentient; it is not possible for what has the nature of consciousness”.—(Cf. Kiraṇatantra 2.26)

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

prōkta (प्रोक्त).—a S Spoken or said. In comp. as ṛṣiprōkta, dēvaprōkta, śivaprōkta Spoken by a saint, god, Shiva.

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

Prokta (प्रोक्त).—mfn.

(-ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) Said, declared. E. pra before, vac to speak, aff. kta .

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

Prokta (प्रोक्त).—[adjective] spoken to, addressed; said, uttered, announced, declared, stated, mentioned, called.

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

1) Prokta (प्रोक्त):—[from pra-vac] a mfn. announced, told, taught, mentioned, [Manu-smṛti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Varāha-mihira; Pāṇini]

2) [v.s. ...] said, spoken, spoken to, addressed, [Mahābhārata; Prabodha-candrodaya; Varāha-mihira; Hitopadeśa]

3) [v.s. ...] called, declared, said, [Manu-smṛti; Bhagavad-gītā; Harivaṃśa; Pañcatantra] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] meaning, signifying (with [locative case]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) b etc. See pra-√vac.

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

Prokta (प्रोक्त):—[pro+kta] (ktaḥ-ktā-ktaṃ) a. Said.

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

Prokta (प्रोक्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pavutta.

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Prokta 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

Prōkta (ಪ್ರೋಕ್ತ):—[adjective] said; uttered; spoken; told; announced.

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Prōkta (ಪ್ರೋಕ್ತ):—

1) [noun] something that is said, spoken, told, announced.

2) [noun] a kind of plant.

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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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