prana

[ prah-nuh ]
/ ˈprɑ nə /
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noun

Yoga, Jainism. the vital principle.
Yoga. one of five vital breaths moving in the body.

Origin of prana

First recorded in 1820–30, prana is from the Sanskrit word prāṇa breath
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prana

/ (ˈpranə) /

noun

(in Oriental medicine, martial arts, etc) cosmic energy believed to come from the sun and connecting the elements of the universe

Word Origin for prana

from Sanskrit, literally: life-force
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