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Etymology 1[edit]

प्र- ‎(pra, in front of) +‎ ज्ञ ‎(√jñā, to know)


प्रज्ञा ‎(prajñā)

  1. feminine singular nominative of प्रज्ञ ‎(prajña)


प्रज्ञा ‎(prajñāf

  1. wisdom, intelligence, knowledge, judgement (ŚBr.)
  2. plan, method (ŚBr., ŚāṅkhŚr.)
  3. a clever or sensible woman (W.)
  4. Wisdom personified as a goddess, Saraswati (L.)
  5. one of the enumerated शक्ति ‎(śakti, energy)
  6. (Buddhism) transcendental wisdom (MWB.)
  7. the energy of Adi-Buddha (MWB.)
Feminine ā-stem declension of प्रज्ञा
Nom. sg. प्रज्ञा ‎(prajñā)
Gen. sg. प्रज्ञायाः ‎(prajñāyāḥ)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative प्रज्ञा ‎(prajñā) प्रज्ञे ‎(prajñe) प्रज्ञाः ‎(prajñāḥ)
Vocative प्रज्ञे ‎(prajñe) प्रज्ञे ‎(prajñe) प्रज्ञाः ‎(prajñāḥ)
Accusative प्रज्ञाम् ‎(prajñām) प्रज्ञे ‎(prajñe) प्रज्ञाः ‎(prajñāḥ)
Instrumental प्रज्ञया ‎(prajñayā) प्रज्ञाभ्याम् ‎(prajñābhyām) प्रज्ञाभिः ‎(prajñābhiḥ)
Dative प्रज्ञायै ‎(prajñāyai) प्रज्ञाभ्याम् ‎(prajñābhyām) प्रज्ञाभ्यः ‎(prajñābhyaḥ)
Ablative प्रज्ञायाः ‎(prajñāyāḥ) प्रज्ञाभ्याम् ‎(prajñābhyām) प्रज्ञाभ्यः ‎(prajñābhyaḥ)
Genitive प्रज्ञायाः ‎(prajñāyāḥ) प्रज्ञयोः ‎(prajñayoḥ) प्रज्ञानाम् ‎(prajñānām)
Locative प्रज्ञायाम् ‎(prajñāyām) प्रज्ञयोः ‎(prajñayoḥ) प्रज्ञासु ‎(prajñāsu)

Etymology 2[edit]


प्रज्ञा ‎(prajñā)

  1. root of प्रजानाति ‎(prajānāti)


  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0659