Pranayama, Prāṇāyāma, Prāṇayama, Prana-yama: 29 definitions
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Pranayama has 27 English definitions available.
Alternative spellings of this word include Pranayam.
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[Deutsch Wörterbuch]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Prāṇayama (प्राणयम):—(1. prāṇa + yama) m. = prāṇāyāma [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi] [?83; vgl. Oxforder Handschriften 186,b, Śloka 83.]
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Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम):—(1. prāṇa + ā) m. das Anhalten des Athems [GOBH.4,5,5.] [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 55.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch.3,200.] [Yogasūtra.2,29. 49.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 653.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa.3,28,11.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 39,27.] [Oxforder Handschriften 89,a,5. fgg. 236,b,23.] recakapūrakakumbhakalakṣaṇāḥ prāṇanigrahopāyāḥ prāṇāyāmāḥ [Vedānta lecture No. 131.] Fernere Belege s. u. āyāma 2.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung
Prāṇayama (प्राणयम):—m. = prṇayāma.
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Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम):—m. Hemmung — , Unterdrückung des Athems. Auch Pl. [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra]
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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Ends with: Dravidapranayama.
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