Brahmapurusha, Brahmapuruṣa, Brahman-purusha: 3 definitions

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Introduction:

Brahmapurusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

The Sanskrit term Brahmapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Brahmapurusa or Brahmapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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

brahmapuruṣa (ब्रह्मपुरुष).—m (S) See brahmarākṣasa.

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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»] — Brahmapurusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Brahmapuruṣa (ब्रह्मपुरुष).—n.,

Derivable forms: brahmapuruṣaḥ (ब्रह्मपुरुषः).

Brahmapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and puruṣa (पुरुष). See also (synonyms): brahmagraha, brahmapiśāca, brahmarakṣas.

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Brahmapuruṣa (ब्रह्मपुरुष).—a minister of Brahman (the five vital airs).

Derivable forms: brahmapuruṣaḥ (ब्रह्मपुरुषः).

Brahmapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms brahman and puruṣa (पुरुष).

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

1) Brahmapuruṣa (ब्रह्मपुरुष):—[=brahma-puruṣa] [from brahma > brahman] m. an assistant of the Brahman or chief priest, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] a minister of Brahmā (also said of the 5 vital airs), [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Gṛhya-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] = -rākṣasa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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