Papapurusha, Pāpapuruṣa, Papa-purusha: 7 definitions


Papapurusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Pāpapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Papapurusa or Papapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Papapurusha in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pāpapūruṣa (पापपूरुष) refers to a “sinful being”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.9 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā said to Kumāra (son of Śiva): “[...] Formerly Indra and the guardians of the quarters had been conquered by him. Due to the power of his penance, the heroic Viṣṇu too has been threatened by him. The entire universe of the three worlds has been defeated by this wicked Asura. Now, because of your presence, they have fought again. Hence, O son of Śiva, this sinful being (pāpapūruṣa) Tāraka shall be killed by you. Due to the boon granted by me he cannot be slain by any one else. [...]”.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Papapurusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāpapuruṣa (पापपुरुष).—a villainous person.

Derivable forms: pāpapuruṣaḥ (पापपुरुषः).

Pāpapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāpa and puruṣa (पुरुष).

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

Pāpapuruṣa (पापपुरुष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) A personification of all sin, or a male, whose head is Brahmanicide, whose arms are theft, whose heart is wine drinking, &c. E. pāpa, and puruṣa a man.

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

1) Pāpapuruṣa (पापपुरुष):—[=pāpa-puruṣa] [from pāpa] m. a villainous man (a personification of all sin or archetype of a sinner), [Tantrasāra]

2) Pāpapūruṣa (पापपूरुष):—[=pāpa-pūruṣa] [from pāpa] m. a villain, rascal, [Manu-smṛti]

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

Pāpapuruṣa (पापपुरुष):—[pāpa-puruṣa] (ṣaḥ) 1. m. Personification of all sin; the man of sin.

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Papapurusha 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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