prana

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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, The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda:
      He it is who sends the (in-coming) Prana (life-breath) upward and throws the (out-going) breath downward.
    • 1919, The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda:
      He who knows Aditi, who rises with Prana (the Life Principle), existent in all the Devas.
    • 1919, The Upanishads translated by Swami Paramananda:
      May my limbs, speech, Prana (life-force), sight, hearing, strength and all my senses, gain in vigor.

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Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an original *plana, compare Italian pialla.

Noun[edit]

prana

  1. (Campidanese) plane (tool)