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     Grammar Search "pradhāna" has 2 results.
     
pradhāna: masculine vocative singular stem: pradhāna
pradhāna: neuter vocative singular stem: pradhāna
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pradhānan. a chief thing or person, the most important or essential part of anything etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. (in the beginning of a compound) the principal or first, chief, head of View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. ([often also in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' (f(ā-).) exempli gratia, 'for example' indra-pradhāna-,(a hymn) having indra- as the chief object or person addressed ; prayoga-p-,(the art of dancing) having practice as its essential part, chiefly practical ]) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. "the Originator", primary germ, original source of the visible or material universe (in sāṃkhya- equals prakṛti- q.v) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. primary or unevolved matter or nature View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. supreme or universal soul View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. intellect, understanding View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. the first companion or attendant of a king, a courtier, a noble (also m.) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. an elephant-driver (also m.) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānan. (in gram.) the principal member of a compound (opp. to upasarjana- q.v) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānamf(ā-)n. chief, main, principal, most important View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānamf(ā-)n. pre-eminent in (instrumental case) View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānamf(ā-)n. better than or superior to (ablative) etc. View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
pradhānam. Name of an ancient king View this entry on the original dictionary page scan.
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pradhāna प्रधान a. 1 Chief, principal, pre-eminent, main, best, most excellent; as in; प्रधानामात्य, प्रधानपुरुष &c.; रत्नैश्च पूजयेदेनं प्रधानपुरुषैः सह Ms.7.23; प्रधानफलं वा आनुषङ्गिकं वा सर्वमेव आधातरि समवेतुमर्हति ŚB. on. MS.6.2.1; 'यस्मिन् कुले यः पुरुषः प्रधानः स सर्वयत्नेन हि रक्षणीयः'. -2 Principally inherent, prevalent, predominant. -नम् 1 The chief thing or object, most important thing; head, chief; न परिचयो मलिनात्मनां प्रधानम् Śi.7.61; G. L.18; प्रयोगप्रधानं हि नाट्यशास्त्रम् M.1; शमप्रधानेषु तपो- धनेषु Ś.2.7; गुणैश्च तैस्तैर्विनयप्रधानैः R.6.79. -2 The first evolver, originator, or source of the material world, the primary germ out of which all material appearances are evolved, according to Sāṅkhya philosophy; न पुनरपि प्रधानवादी अशब्दत्वं प्रधानस्या सिद्धमित्याह Ś. B.; see प्रकृति also; प्रधानक्षेत्रज्ञपतिर्गुणेशः Śvet. Up.6.16; एतस्याद्या प्रवृत्तिस्तु प्रधानात् संप्रवर्तते Mb.12.25.25. -3 The Supreme Spirit. -4 Intellect, understanding; एको मयेह भगवान् विबुधप्रधानैश्चित्तीकृतः प्रजननाय कथं नु यूयम् Bhāg.4.1.28. -5 The principal member of a compound. -नः, -नम् 1 The principal attendant or companion of a king (his minister or confidant). -2 A noble, courtier. -3 An elephant-driver. -4 The commander-in-chief. -Comp. -अङ्गम् 1 the principal branch or part of anything. -2 the chief member of the body. -3 the principal or most eminent person in a state. -अमात्यः the prime-minister, premier. -आत्मन् m. an epithet of Viṣṇu. -उत्तम a. 1 eminent, most illustrious. -2 warlike, brave. -कर्मन् n., कार्यम् 1 the chief business, the principal act; यस्यैव प्रधानकर्मफलं तस्यैवानुषङ्गिकमपि भवितुमर्हति ŚB. on MS.6.2.1. -2 (Medic.) the principal mode of treatment. -कारणवादः the doctrine that प्रधान is the original cause (according to Sāṅkhyas). -धातुः the chief element of the body; i. e. semen virile. -पुरुषः 1 the principal or most eminent person (in a state &c.) Ms.7.23; Pt.3.138. ˚अतीतः transcending प्रधान and पुरुष (matter and spirit). -2 an epithet of Śiva. -भाज् a. 1 most distinguished. -2 receiving the chief share. -मन्त्रिन् m. the prime-minister. -वादिन् m. one who asserts the Sāṅkhya doctrine (of प्रधान). -वासस् n. a principal garment; (du.) the two chief garments. -वृष्टिः f. a heavy shower of rain. -शिष्ट a. taught or prescribed as of primary importance. -सभिकः the chief of a gambling house.
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pradhāna n. (that which is put for ward), important or chief thing, object, or person; essential, best, or most important part, head (°ree;-=principal, chief, head); chaos, unevolved nature; supreme oruniversal soul; --°ree; a. having at the head or as the chief person or thing, chiefly dependent on; devoted to; a. most excellent, best, foremost, principal, chief; pre-eminent in (in.); better, than (ab.), superior, to (ab.): -ka, n. unevolved nature; -kârana-vâda, m. the system asserting that unevolved nature is the cause of the world, the Sâmkhya or evolutionist theory; -tama, spv. pre-eminent, most important; -tara, cpv. better, superior; -tas, ad. in consequence of his superiority, as being the most excellent; -tâ, f. excellence, pre-eminence, superiority, premiership; -tva, n. id.; -purusha, m. chief person, authority; -bhâg, a. pre-eminent among, foremost of (g.); -mantrin, m. prime minister; -vâdin, m. adherent of the Sâm khya system; -½a&ndot;ga, n. chief member of the body, chief person of the state; -½âtman, m. supreme or universal soul; -½adhyaksha, m. chief superintendent: -tâ, f. office of --.
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pradhāna(1)the principal thing as opposed to the subordinate one; something which has got an independent purpose of its own and is not meant for another; प्रधानमुपसर्जनमिति च संबन्धिशब्दावेतौ M.Bh. on P. I.2.43 V.5; confer, compare also प्रधानाप्रधानयोः प्रधाने कार्यसंप्रत्ययः Par. Sek. Pari. 97; (2) predominant of main importance; confer, compare पूर्वपदार्थप्रधानोव्ययीभावः et cetera, and others Mahābhāṣya of Patañjali on the Sūtras of Pāṇini (Dr. Kielhorn's edition ). on II. 1.6, 20, 49 II.2.6 etc; (3) primary as opposed to secondary; confer, compare गौणे कर्मणि दुह्यादेः प्रधाने नीहृकृष्वहाम् । confer, compare also प्रधानकर्मण्याख्येये लादीनाहुर्द्विकर्मणाम् । अप्रधाने दुहादीनाम् M.Bh.on I.4.51
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pradhāna noun (neuter) (in gram.) the principal member of a compound (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a chief thing or person (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
a noble (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
an elephant-driver (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
intellect (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
primary matter or nature (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
supreme soul (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the first companion of a king (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
the principal or first (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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pradhāna noun (masculine) name of an ancient king (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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pradhāna adjective better than or superior to (abl.) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
chief (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
main (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
most important (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
pre-eminent in (instr.) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
principal (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))

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     Wordnet Search "pradhāna"" has 5 results.
     

pradhāna

mukhya, pradhāna, variṣṭha, śreṣṭha   

kasyāpi kṣetrasya pramukhaḥ।

saḥ asya maṇḍalasya pradhānaḥ kāryakartā asti।

pradhāna

uttama, utkṛṣṭa, śreṣṭha, pradhāna, pramukha, praveka, mukhya, varyaḥ, vareṇya, pravarha, anavarārdhya, parārdhya, agra, pragrabara, prāgrā, agrā, agrīya, agriya, anuttama   

atyantam śreyān।

rāmacaritamānasa iti gosvāmī tulasīdāsasya ekā uttamā kṛtiḥ।

pradhāna

mukhya, pradhāna, pramukha, mūla   

yaḥ atīvāvaśyakaḥ।

asmākaṃ śarīrasya pañca mukhyāni tattvāni santi।

pradhāna

mukhya, pramukha, pradhāna, prakṛṣṭa   

yaḥ sarvādhikaṃ mahatvapūrṇam asti।

mukhyāḥ taraṅgāḥ gauṇebhyaḥ taraṅgebhyaḥ vegavantaḥ santi।

pradhāna

mukhya, pradhāna   

yasya vākyasya saṃracanā paripūrṇā vartate yatra ca ekaḥ kartā ekā ca kriyā vartate eva।

miśravākye ekaṃ mukhyaṃ vākyam asti।









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