Apurvya, Apūrvya: 6 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apūrvya (अपूर्व्य).—a. Ved.

1) Unpreceded, first.

2) Incomparable, unheard of before.

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

Apūrvya (अपूर्व्य).—[adjective] having no predecessor, first, singular, incomparable.

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

1) Apūrvya (अपूर्व्य):—[=a-pūrvya] [from a-pūrva] mf(ā)n. (4) unpreceded, first, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] incomparable, [Ṛg-veda]

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

Apūrvya (अपूर्व्य):—I. (ved.) [tatpurusha compound] m. f. n.

(-vyaḥ-vyā-vyam) Not referring to, not being in, not visible in, what is prior or has existed before; e. g. uṣas, dawn, ‘since it is not seen in the night-time which precedes it’; hence also: new, not made or existed before, as hymns (‘which have never been composed before’), or as Agni (as he is ever new through his splendour’) &c. E. a neg. and pūrvya (referring &c. to what precedes or is prior). Ii. m. f. n.

(-rvyaḥ-rvyā-rvyam) Worth of what has not existed before, deserving what is extraordinary or excellent (viz. the Soma-drink), an epithet of Vāyu (according to Sāyaṇa, who explains the word in the Ṛgv. verse: tvaṃ no vāyaveṣāmapūrvyaḥ somānāṃ prathamaḥ pītimarhasi, in this way: na vidyate pūrvaṃ yasmāttatpānamapūrvam . tadarhatītyapūrvyaḥ—comp. Pāṇ. V. 1. 67.—; but as the word is udātta on the first syllable the correctness of his interpretation, seems doubtful; the word might well be, and have the meaning of, the [tatpurusha compound] also in the quoted verse. E. apūrva, taddh. aff. yat.

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Apurvya 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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