Bhutapurva, Bhūtapūrva: 9 definitions

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Bhutapurva means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Bhutapurva in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Bhūtapūrva (भूतपूर्व) refers to a “narrative of the past”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—(Cf. Itihāsaka in the Mahāvyutpatti).

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhūtapūrva.—(CII 1), ‘existing in the past’. Note: bhūtapūrva is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

bhūtapūrva (भूतपूर्व).—a S That was before; of a date anterior to some past date.

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

bhūtapūrva (भूतपूर्व).—a Of a date anterior to some past date.

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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

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

Bhūtapūrva (भूतपूर्व).—adj. prior; ºvam, adv. formerly.

Bhūtapūrva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhūta and pūrva (पूर्व).

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

Bhūtapūrva (भूतपूर्व).—[adjective] having been before.

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

1) Bhūtapūrva (भूतपूर्व):—[=bhūta-pūrva] [from bhūta > bhū] mf(ā)n. who or what has been before, prior, former, ancient, old (also vaka), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (vam ind. formerly)

2) [v.s. ...] deceased, [Mahābhārata]

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Bhutapurva 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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