Apaurusha, Apaurūṣa, Apauruṣa: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Apaurūṣa and Apauruṣa can be transliterated into English as Apaurusa or Apaurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Apauruṣa (अपौरुष):—More than one’s natural capacity

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apaurusha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

apaurūṣa (अपौरूष).—a S Superhuman, preterhuman.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

apaurūṣa (अपौरूष).—a Unmanly, cowardly. Superhuman, not of the authorship of man, of divine origin.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apauruṣa (अपौरुष).—a.

1) Unmanly, cowardly, timid.

2) Superhuman, not of the authorship of man, of divine origin; अपौरुषेया वेदाः (apauruṣeyā vedāḥ); अपौरुषेयप्रतिष्ठः सुवर्णबिन्दुरि- त्याख्यायते (apauruṣeyapratiṣṭhaḥ suvarṇabinduri- tyākhyāyate) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9. not set up by (the hand of) man.

-ṣam -ṣeyam 1 Cowardice, pussilanimity.

2) Superhuman power.

See also (synonyms): apauruṣeya.

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

Apauruṣa (अपौरुष).—n.

(-ṣaṃ) Unmanliness, cowardice. E. a neg. pauruṣa manhood.

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

1) Apauruṣa (अपौरुष):—[=a-pauruṣa] n. unmanliness

2) [v.s. ...] superhuman power

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. unmanly

4) [v.s. ...] superhuman.

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

Apauruṣa (अपौरुष):—[tatpurusha compound] 1. m. f. n.

(-ṣaḥ-ṣā-ṣam) 1) Unmanly, im-potent.

2) Cowardly. 2. n.

(-ṣam) 1) Unmanliness.

2) Cowardice. E. a neg. and pauruṣa.

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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 (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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