प्रज्ञा

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

प्रज्ञा (prajñā)

  1. nominative feminine singular of प्रज्ञ (prajña)

Noun[edit]

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)
  6. (Buddhism) transcendental wisdom (MWB.)
  7. the energy of Adi-Buddha (MWB.)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Root[edit]

प्रज्ञा (prajñā)

  1. root of प्रजानाति (prajānāti)

References[edit]

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