prana

[ prah-nuh ]
/ ˈprɑ nə /

noun

Yoga, Jainism. the vital principle.
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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British Dictionary definitions for prana

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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