Anupurva, Anupūrva, Ānupūrva: 6 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anupūrva (अनुपूर्व).—a. [anugataḥ pūrvaṃ paripāṭīṃ kramaṃ vā]

1) Regular, having a suitable measure, regularly shaped, symmetrical; वृत्तानुपूर्वे च न चातिदीर्घे (vṛttānupūrve ca na cātidīrghe) Ku.1.35; ततोनुपूर्वायत- वृत्तबाहुः (tatonupūrvāyata- vṛttabāhuḥ) Ki.17.5 (gopucchākāra Malli.); जङ्घे अनुपूर्ववृ (jaṅghe anupūrvavṛ) Dk.131; °ताम्राङ्गुली बाहुलते (tāmrāṅgulī bāhulate) ibid.; °केश (keśa) who has regular hair; °गात्र (gātra) having regularly shaped limbs; so °दंष्ट्र, °नाभि, °पाणि (daṃṣṭra, °nābhi, °pāṇi).

2) Orderly, successive, in due order or succession; coming in order, following.

3) The lowest (nikṛṣṭapramāṇa); अनुपूर्वा इतरे (anupūrvā itare) Kāty.

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Ānupūrva (आनुपूर्व).—[anupūrvasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ tato vā ṅīṣi yalopaḥ]

1) Order, succession, series; देव्या चाख्यातं सर्वमेवानु- पूर्व्याद्वाचा संपूर्णं वायुपुत्रः शशंस (devyā cākhyātaṃ sarvamevānu- pūrvyādvācā saṃpūrṇaṃ vāyuputraḥ śaśaṃsa) Rām.5.65.28 वसीरन्नानुपूर्व्येण शाणक्षौमाविकानि च (vasīrannānupūrvyeṇa śāṇakṣaumāvikāni ca) Ms.2.41.

2) (In law) The regular order of the castes; षडानुपूर्व्या विप्रस्य क्षत्रस्य चतुरोऽवरान् (ṣaḍānupūrvyā viprasya kṣatrasya caturo'varān) Ms.3.23.

3) (In logic) Conclusion regularly or syllogistically drawn.

-vat Having a (definite) order; आनुपूर्व्यवतामेकदेशग्रहणेषु आगमवदन्त्यलोपः स्यात् (ānupūrvyavatāmekadeśagrahaṇeṣu āgamavadantyalopaḥ syāt) | Ms.1.5.1.

Derivable forms: ānupūrvam (आनुपूर्वम्).

See also (synonyms): ānupūrvya, ānupūrvī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Anupūrva (अनुपूर्व).—adj. (compare Pali anupubba; Sanskrit anupūrva hardly in the following senses), (1) tapering, Tibetan (Mahāvyutpatti 273 etc.) byin gyis phra ba, becoming (gradually) smaller (Jäschke (Tibetan-English Dictionary) s.v. byin po, by degrees, more and more fine); so in Pali Jātaka (Pali) v.155.22, of thighs (ūrū), tapering (not regularly formed with Critical Pali Dictionary, [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]): Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 338.8 yāvad brahmalokam uccaistvena, anupūrvapariṇāhena, reaching [Page030-b+ 71] to Brahmaloka in height, tapering in circumference (i.e. each smaller than the next lower); anupūrvāṅguli with tapering (so Burnouf correctly, effilés) fingers, Pali anu- pubbaṅguli, one of the anuvyañjana, Mahāvyutpatti 273; Dharmasaṃgraha 84; (anupūrvacitrāṅguli) Lalitavistara 106.12; Mahāvastu ii.43.9; anupūrva- pāṇilekha, with tapering lines of the hand, another anuvyañ- jana, Lalitavistara 106.15; Mahāvastu ii.43.14 (other versions read āyata long instead of anupūrva); anupūrva-daṃṣṭra, with tapering (so Tibetan) teeth, another anuvyañjana Lalitavistara 107.6; Mahāvyutpatti 325; Dharmasaṃgraha 84 (not in Pali); anupūrva-sujāta-skandho Mahāvastu ii.71.16, of a lion, with tapering, well-formed shoulders; anupūrvapravaṇam anupūrvaprāgbhāram Divyāvadāna 113.5, of a mountain, with tapering slopes and sides (getting smaller as they rise); in 113.15 same, preceded by anupūrva- nimnam; anupūrvonnatāni (padmapuṣpāṇi) (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 62.5 taperingly lofty, i.e. placed one above another, each smaller than the one below; °va-grīvā Lalitavistara 27.6 with tapering neck; here Tibetan mgul rim bzhin du ḥdug pa, neck made in regular stages or the like (not the usual expression); anu- pūrva-samudgate, of the shanks (jaṅghe) of the mahā- puruṣa, Gaṇḍavyūha 400.6, in explaining the epithet aiṇeya- jaṅgha; (2) made according to regular order or arrangement, Tibetan on Mahāvyutpatti 288 rim par ḥtsham pa, according to regular order: °va-gātra, one of the anuvyañjana, whose limbs are all as they should be in arrangement, Lalitavistara 106.21; Mahāvastu ii.44.3; Mahāvyutpatti 288; Dharmasaṃgraha 84 (Pali anupubba-gatta, and anu- pubba-rucira-gatta); anupūrva (so with v.l.) -surucirāṅgo (compare the Pali just cited) Mahāvastu iii.85.9, said of the horse Valāha; (3) noun, m. (compare Pali anupubba, nt., Sanskrit ānupūrva, nt., and ānupurvī, f.), regular order; serial process: Śikṣāsamuccaya 108.3 anupūrva eṣo iha śāsanasya, naikena janmena labheta bodhim, this serial (successive) process applies to the teaching in this world; one cannot get enlightenment in a single birth. See the following entries.

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Ānupūrvā (आनुपूर्वा).—(= Sanskrit °va, nt., and °vī, f.; perhaps read °vī here?), regular order: Mahāvastu ii.224.(11—)12 (jātena jīvaloke sarveṇa avaśyaṃ, for which read °ya m.c., martavyaṃ) eṣā kilānupūrvā.

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

Anupūrva (अनुपूर्व) or Anupūrvva.—mfn.

(-rvaḥ-rvā-rvaṃ) Regular, orderly, successively, from the preceding E. anu after, pūrva prior.

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Ānupūrva (आनुपूर्व) or Ānupūrvva.—nf.

(-rvaṃ-rvīṃ) 1. Order, series, succession. 2. (In law) Direct order of the castes. 3. (In logic) A conclusion, regularly or syllogistically deduced. E. anu subsequent, pūrva first, aṇ affix; also ānupūrva and ānupūrvaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anupūrva (अनुपूर्व).—[anu-pūrva], adj. f. . 1. Following whoever or whatever precedes. 2. Regular.

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Ānupūrva (आनुपूर्व).—i. e. anupūrva + a, I. n. Regular succession, order, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 41. Ii. f. rvī, see the next.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anupūrva (अनुपूर्व).—[adjective] following in one’s turn, successive, orderly, regular. °—, anupūrvam & anupūrvaśas in due order, successively, further.

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Ānupūrva (आनुपूर्व).—[neuter] pūrvī [feminine], pūrvya [neuter] order, succession; [instrumental] in due order, one after the other.

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

1) Anupūrva (अनुपूर्व):—[=anu-pūrva] mf(ā)n. regular, orderly, in successive order from the preceding

2) Ānupūrva (आनुपूर्व):—nf (ī). ([from] anu-pūrva), order, series, succession, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) (in law) direct order of the castes, [Manu-smṛti; Yājñavalkya etc.]

4) (generally only [instrumental case] -eṇa and -yā, one after the other, in due order.)

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