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prAya

prAya Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary prAya m. (fr. {pra} + %{aya} ; 5. %{i}) going forth , starting (for a battle) RV. ii , 18 , 8 ; course , race AV. iv , 25 , 2 ; departure from life , seeking death by fasting (as a religious or penitentiary act , or to enforce compliance with a demand ; acc. with {As} , %{upa-As} , %{upa-viz} , %{upa-i} , %{A-sthA} , %{sam-A-sthA} , or %{kR} , to renounce life , sit down and fast to death ; with Caus. of %{kR} , to force any one [acc.] to seek death through starvation) MBh. Ka1v. &c. ; anything prominent , chief part , largest portion , plenty , majority , general rule (often ifc. , with f. %{A} = chiefly consisting of or destined for or furnished with , rich or abounding in , frequently practising or applying or using ; near , like , resembling ; mostly , well-nigh , almost , as it were ; cf. %{Arya-} , %{jita-} , %{jJAti-} , %{tRNa-} , %{daNDa-} , %{duHkha-} , %{siddhi-pr-} &c. ; also %{-tA} f.) S3Br. La1t2y. Mn. MBh. &c. ; a stage of life , age L. ; (%{am}) ind. g. %{gotrA7di}.
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