प्रज्ञा

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Sanskrit[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /pɽɐd͡ʑ.ɲɑː/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpɽɐd͡ʑ.ɲɑː/
  • (Vedic) IPA(key): /pɽɐ́d͡ʑ.ɲɑː/
  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈpɽɐd͡ʑ.ɲɑː/
  • Adjective[edit]

    प्रज्ञा (prájñā)

    1. feminine singular nominative of प्रज्ञ (prájña)

    Noun[edit]

    प्रज्ञा (prájñāf

    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.)

    Declension[edit]

    Feminine ā-stem declension of प्रज्ञा (prájñā)
    Singular Dual Plural
    Nominative प्रज्ञा
    prájñā
    प्रज्ञे
    prájñe
    प्रज्ञाः
    prájñāḥ
    Vocative प्रज्ञे
    prájñe
    प्रज्ञे
    prájñe
    प्रज्ञाः
    prájñāḥ
    Accusative प्रज्ञाम्
    prájñām
    प्रज्ञे
    prájñe
    प्रज्ञाः
    prájñāḥ
    Instrumental प्रज्ञया / प्रज्ञा¹
    prájñayā / prájñā¹
    प्रज्ञाभ्याम्
    prájñābhyām
    प्रज्ञाभिः
    prájñābhiḥ
    Dative प्रज्ञायै
    prájñāyai
    प्रज्ञाभ्याम्
    prájñābhyām
    प्रज्ञाभ्यः
    prájñābhyaḥ
    Ablative प्रज्ञायाः
    prájñāyāḥ
    प्रज्ञाभ्याम्
    prájñābhyām
    प्रज्ञाभ्यः
    prájñābhyaḥ
    Genitive प्रज्ञायाः
    prájñāyāḥ
    प्रज्ञयोः
    prájñayoḥ
    प्रज्ञानाम्
    prájñānām
    Locative प्रज्ञायाम्
    prájñāyām
    प्रज्ञयोः
    prájñayoḥ
    प्रज्ञासु
    prájñāsu
    Notes
    • ¹Vedic

    Etymology 2[edit]

    Root[edit]

    प्रज्ञा (prajñā)

    1. to know
    Derived terms[edit]

    References[edit]

    • 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