Antahpura, aka: Antaḥpura, Antar-pura; 6 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Antaḥpura.—cf. karaṇa (LP); the royal harem. (ML), the household; same as avarodhana in Aśoka's edicts. Note: antaḥpura is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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Marathi-English dictionary

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antaḥpura (अंतःपुर).—n (S) The inner or female apartments; the gynæceum or seraglio.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antaḥpura (अंतःपुर).—n The seraglio. The inner or female apartments.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Antaḥpura (अन्तःपुर).—[antaḥ abhyantaraṃ puraṃ gṛham, or purasyāntaḥsthitam]

1) inner apartment of a palace (set apart for women); female or women's apartments, seraglio, harem (so called from their being situated in the heart of the town, for purposes of safety); व्यायम्याप्लुत्य मध्याह्ने भोक्तुमन्तःपुरं विशेत् (vyāyamyāplutya madhyāhne bhoktumantaḥpuraṃ viśet) Ms.7.216,221,224; कन्यान्तःपुरे कश्चित्प्रविशति (kanyāntaḥpure kaścitpraviśati) Pt.1.

2) inmates of the female apartments, a queen or queens, the ladies taken collectively; अन्तःपुराणि सर्वाणि रुदमानानि सत्वरम् (antaḥpurāṇi sarvāṇi rudamānāni satvaram) Rām.6.111.111. °विरहपर्युत्सुकस्य राजर्षेः (virahaparyutsukasya rājarṣeḥ) Ś.3; K.58; ततो राजा सान्तःपुरः स्वगृह- मानीयाभ्यर्चितः (tato rājā sāntaḥpuraḥ svagṛha- mānīyābhyarcitaḥ) Pt.1; कस्यचिद्राज्ञोऽन्तःपुरं जलक्रीडां कुरुते (kasyacidrājño'ntaḥpuraṃ jalakrīḍāṃ kurute) ibid. °प्रचारः (pracāraḥ) gossip of the harem Ms.7.153; °समागतः (samāgataḥ) Ś.4; also in pl.; कदाचिदस्मत्प्रार्थनामन्तःपुरेभ्यः कथयेत् (kadācidasmatprārthanāmantaḥpurebhyaḥ kathayet) Ś.2.; न ददाति वाचमुचितामन्तःपुरेभ्यो यदा (na dadāti vācamucitāmantaḥpurebhyo yadā) Ś.6.5. °जन (jana) women of the palace; inmates of the female apartments; °चर (cara),

Derivable forms: antaḥpuram (अन्तःपुरम्).

Antaḥpura is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and pura (पुर).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Antaḥpura (अन्तःपुर).—n.

(-raṃ) 1. The female apartment. 2. A queen. 3. A palace. E. antar inner, and pura a house.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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