prayatna प्रयत्न

Definition: m. persevering effort, continued exertion or endeavour, exertion bestowed on (locative case or compound), activity, action, act etc. (instrumental case sg. and plural ablative and prayatnatas -tas- ind.with special effort, zealously, diligently, carefully; tna- in the beginning of a compound and prayatnāt tnāt- ind.also = hardly, scarcely)