prana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit प्राण (prāṇa, breath, life).

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Noun[edit]

prana (plural pranas)

  1. (Hinduism, yoga) Respiration, breathing, seen as a life principle or life force. [from 18th c.]
    • 1919: He it is who sends the (in-coming) Prana (life-breath) upward and throws the (out-going) breath downward. — The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda, 1919
    • 1919: He who knows Aditi, who rises with Prana (the Life Principle), existent in all the Devas — The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda, 1919
    • 1919: May my limbs, speech, Prana (life-force), sight, hearing, strength and all my senses, gain in vigor. — The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda, 1919

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Campidanese Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an original *plana, compare Italian pialla

Noun[edit]

prana

  1. plane (tool)