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प्र

प्र
 prá [ pra ]


1. ind. before, forward, in front, on, forth ( mostly in connection with a verb, esp. with a verb of motion which is often to be supplied ; sometimes repeated before the verb, cf. Pāṇ. viii, 1, 6 ; rarely as a separate word, e.g. AitBr. ii, 40 )

as a prefix to subst. = forth, away, cf. pra-vṛtti, pra-sthāna

as pref. to adj. = excessively, very, much, cf. pra-caṇḍa , pra- matta

in nouns of relationship = great-, cf. pra-pitāmaha, pra-pautra

( according to native lexicographers it may be used in the senses of gati, ā-rambha, ut-karṣa, sarvato-bhāva, prāthamya, khyāti, ut-patti, vyavahāra ), RV. etc.

[ Cf. puras, purā, pūrva ; Zd. fra ; Gk. πρό ; Lat. pro ; Slav. pra-, pro- ; Lith. pra- ; Goth. faúr, faúra ; Germ. vor ; Eng. fore. ]



प्र
 pra [ pra ]

2. mfn. ( √ pṝ or prā ) filling, fulfilling

( n. fulfilment, ifc. ; ākūti-, kakṣya-, kāma- )

like, resembling ( ifc. ; ikṣu-, kṣura- ).