Antahpurika, Āntaḥpurika, Antaḥpurika, Antar-purika: 4 definitions


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āntaḥpurika.—(EI 13, 14, 18, 19, 23; HD), officer in charge of the royal harem; cf. Antaḥpura-adhyakṣa, etc. Cf. Ep. Ind., Vol. IX, p. 305. Note: āntaḥpurika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Āntaḥpurika (आन्तःपुरिक).—a. Belonging to women's apartment.

-kam Anything done in women's apartment.

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Antaḥpurika (अन्तःपुरिक).—[antaḥpure niyuktaḥ, ṭhak] a chamberlain = °चर (cara).

-kaḥ, -kā a woman in the harem; अस्मत्प्रार्थनामन्तःपुरिके (asmatprārthanāmantaḥpurike)() भ्यो निवेदय (bhyo nivedaya) Chaṇḍ. K.

Derivable forms: antaḥpurikaḥ (अन्तःपुरिकः).

Antaḥpurika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms antar and purika (पुरिक).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Antaḥpurika (अन्तःपुरिक):—[=antaḥ-purika] [from antaḥ] m. superintendent of the gynaeceum or harem

2) Antaḥpurikā (अन्तःपुरिका):—[=antaḥ-purikā] [from antaḥ-purika > antaḥ] f. a woman in the harem.

3) Āntaḥpurika (आन्तःपुरिक):—mfn. ([from] antaḥpura), belonging to the women’s apartments

4) n. anything done in the women’s apartment.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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