प्रसाद

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit प्रसाद ‎(prasāda)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

प्रसाद ‎(prasādm

  1. (Hinduism, Sikhism) a type of food that is served as a religious offering in both Hinduism and Sikhism

Sanskrit[edit]

Noun[edit]

प्रसाद ‎(pra-sādam

  1. clearness, brightness, pellucidness, purity
    अम्बुप्रसाद ‎(ambu-prasāda) — the clearing nut tree, Strychnos potatorum
    प्र्सादति ‎(prsādati) — to be clear or bright
  2. clearness of style, perspicuity
  3. brightness (of the face)
  4. calmness, tranquillity, absence of excitement
  5. serenity of disposition, good humour
  6. graciousness, kindness, kind behaviour, favour, aid, mediation
    प्रसादात् ‎(prasādāt) — through the kindness or by the favour of
    prasādaṃ √kṛ — to be gracious
    दुष्प्रसाद ‎(duṣ-prasāda) — difficult to be propitiated
  7. Kindness personified as a son of Dharma and Maitrī
  8. clarified liquor, a decoction
  9. settlings, a residuum
  10. free gift, gratuity
  11. a propitiatory offering or gift (of food = प्रसादद्रव्य ‎(prasāda-dravya), प्रसादान्न ‎(prasādā-nna))
  12. the food presented to an idol, or the remnants of food left by a spiritual teacher (which any one may freely appropriate to his own use)
  13. approbation
  14. well-being, welfare
  15. name of a commentator on the prakriyā-kaumudī

Declension[edit]

Masculine a-stem declension of प्रसाद
Nom. sg. प्रसादः ‎(prasādaḥ)
Gen. sg. प्रसादस्य ‎(prasādasya)
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative प्रसादः ‎(prasādaḥ) प्रसादौ ‎(prasādau) प्रसादाः ‎(prasādāḥ)
Vocative प्रसाद ‎(prasāda) प्रसादौ ‎(prasādau) प्रसादाः ‎(prasādāḥ)
Accusative प्रसादम् ‎(prasādam) प्रसादौ ‎(prasādau) प्रसादान् ‎(prasādān)
Instrumental प्रसादेन ‎(prasādena) प्रसादाभ्याम् ‎(prasādābhyām) प्रसादैः ‎(prasādaiḥ)
Dative प्रसादाय ‎(prasādāya) प्रसादाभ्याम् ‎(prasādābhyām) प्रसादेभ्यः ‎(prasādebhyaḥ)
Ablative प्रसादात् ‎(prasādāt) प्रसादाभ्याम् ‎(prasādābhyām) प्रसादेभ्यः ‎(prasādebhyaḥ)
Genitive प्रसादस्य ‎(prasādasya) प्रसादयोः ‎(prasādayoḥ) प्रसादानाम् ‎(prasādānām)
Locative प्रसादे ‎(prasāde) प्रसादयोः ‎(prasādayoḥ) प्रसादेषु ‎(prasādeṣu)

Descendants[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 0696