Anupurvanguli, Anupūrvāṅguli: 3 definitions


Anupurvanguli means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Anupurvanguli in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Anupūrvāṅguli (अनुपूर्वाङ्गुलि) or Anupūrvāṅgulitā refers to “regular fingers” and represents the sixth of the “eighty secondary characteristics” (anuvyañjana) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 83). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., anupūrvāṅguli). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: A Prayer for Rebirth in the Sukhāvatī

Anupūrvāṅguli (अनुपूर्वाङ्गुलि) refers to “slender fingers” and represents the fifth of the eighty minor marks of distinction (anuvyañjana) mentioned in the Sukhāvatī and following the order of the Mahāvyutpatti (269-348). In Tibetan, the characteristic called Anupūrvāṅguli is known as ‘sor mo byin gyis phra ba’. The Sukhāvatī represents a prayer for rebirth which was composed by Karma chags med, a Karma bka’ brgyud master, who lived in the seventeenth century.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anupurvanguli in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anupūrvāṅguli (अनुपूर्वाङ्गुलि):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-liḥ) Whose fingers are grown in a regular or graceful manner; one of the eighty anuvyañjana q. v. (comp. anupūrvakeśa); according to the Buddhists. E. anupūrva and aṅguli.

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). 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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