Apurana, Āpūraṇa, Apurāṇa, Apūraṇa: 14 definitions


Apurana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Āpūraṇa (आपूरण).—A well-known serpent of the Kaśyapa dynasty. (Śloka 6, Chapter 35, Ādi Parva).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Āpūraṇa (आपूरण).—The Yakṣa who resides in the sun's chariot during the month of bhādrapada.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 10. 10.

1b) A Nāga (Dhṛtarāṣṭra).*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 69. 72; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 8. 45.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Apūraṇa (अपूरण) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.35.6, V.101.10/V.103) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Apūraṇa) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: Kasyapa Samhita—Text on Visha Chikitsa (itihasa)

Apūraṇa is the name of a Serpent (sarpa) mentioned in the thirty-fifth chapter (verses 4-17) of the Ādiparva of the Mahābhārata.—Accordingly, Sauti, on being implored by Śaunaka to name all the serpents in the course of the sarpa-sattra, tells him that it is humanly impossible to give a complete list because of their sheer multiplicity; but would name the prominent ones in accordance with their significance [e.g., Apūraṇa].

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apurana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

āpūraṇa : (nt.) filling; to become full.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apurāṇa (अपुराण).—a. Not old; modern, new.

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Āpūraṇa (आपूरण).—a. Becoming full.

-ṇam Filling, making full; गर्त° कृतम् (garta° kṛtam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

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

Apurāṇa (अपुराण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Modern, new. So apurātana. E. a neg. purāṇa old.

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

Āpūraṇa (आपूरण).—i. e. ā-pūr + ana, n. Filling, [Pañcatantra] 96, 20.

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

Āpūraṇa (आपूरण).—[adjective] filling; [neuter] as subst.

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

1) Apurāṇa (अपुराण):—[=a-purāṇa] or a-purātana mfn. not old, modern, new.

2) Apūraṇa (अपूरण):—[=a-pūraṇa] mf(ī)n. insatiable, [Mahābhārata]

3) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) not completing, defective, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

4) Āpūraṇa (आपूरण):—[=ā-pūraṇa] [from ā-pṝ] mfn. making full, filling up, [Hitopadeśa]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a Nāga, [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] n. filling, making full, satiating

7) [v.s. ...] drawing a bow

8) [v.s. ...] flooding.

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

Apurāṇa (अपुराण):—[tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇam) Not old, modern, new. E. a neg. and purāṇa.

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

Apurāṇa (अपुराण):—[a-purāṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Modern.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āpūraṇa (आपूरण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āvūraṇa.

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Apurana in German

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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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