Kimpuruva: 1 definition


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

Kimpuruva (किम्पुरुव).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. A heavenly musician: see kinnara. 2. A division of the universe, one of the nine K'handas or portions into which the world is divided, and described as the country between the Himachala and Hemakuta mountains. 3. A despicable or low man. E. kim what, contemptuously, and puruṣa a man; also with the first vowel of that word lengthened, kimpūruṣa.

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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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