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prana

[prah-nuh]
noun
  1. Yoga, Jainism. the vital principle.
  2. Yoga. one of five vital breaths moving in the body.
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Origin of prana

First recorded in 1820–30, prana is from the Sanskrit word prāṇa breath
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  • Because I was alone on Prana Beach, between the sea and the swamp.

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  • Prisoner on Prana Beach will share treasure with rescuing party.

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  • I landed on Prana Beach because I'd heard—but it wasn't so and it doesn't matter.

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  • But the Prana Beach one didn't show itself that first night.

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  • I think I said that Prana is on the west coast, and that may have misled you.

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British Dictionary definitions for prana

prana

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

from Sanskrit, literally: life-force
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