Parampara, Paramparā, Paraṃpara, Pāraṃpara: 9 definitions

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Parampara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pārampara.—(EI 15), same as paramparā-balīvarda-grahaṇa; refers to the obligation of the villagers to supply bullocks in suc- cession for the cart of a royal agent on tour in their villages. Note: pārampara 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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Paramparā.—cf. a-paramparā-balīvarda (IE 8-5); ‘succession’; refers to the obligation of the villagers to supply bullocks for the cart of the touring officers visiting different villages in suc- cession. Note: paramparā 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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

paramparā : (f.) lineage; succession; series.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

paramparā (परंपरा).—f (S) Continuous arrangement or order; regular succession. Ex. of comp. dharmaparamparā, lōka- paramparā, uktiparamparā, rājaparamparā. 2 (Abridged from vaṃśaparamparā) Race or lineage.

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

parampara (परंपर) [or rāṃ, or रां].—ad Imit. of the sound of cloth splitting and tearing.

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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-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paraṃpara (परंपर).—a. One following the other; परंपराणां भक्षिष्ये वानराणां मृतं मृतम् (paraṃparāṇāṃ bhakṣiṣye vānarāṇāṃ mṛtaṃ mṛtam) Rām.4.56.5.

2) Successive, repeated.

-raḥ 1 A great-grandson.

2) A kind of deer.

-rā 1 An uninterrupted series, regular series, succession; महतीयं खल्वनर्थपरंपरा (mahatīyaṃ khalvanarthaparaṃparā) K.13; कर्णपरंपरया (karṇaparaṃparayā) 'from ear to ear, by hear-say'; परंपरया आगम् (paraṃparayā āgam) 'to be handed down in regular succession'.

2) A row, line, collection, assemblage (of regular things); तोयान्तर्भास्करालीव रेजे मुनिपरंपरा (toyāntarbhāskarālīva reje muniparaṃparā) Ku.6.49; R.6.5,35,4;12.1.

3) Method, order, due arrangement; एवं परंपराप्राप्तमिमं राजर्षयो विदुः (evaṃ paraṃparāprāptamimaṃ rājarṣayo viduḥ) Bg.1.2.

4) Race, family, lineage.

5) Injury, hurting, killing.

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Pāraṃpara (पारंपर).—a. Further, future.

-rī Regular succession, order.

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

Parampara (परम्पर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Successive, proceeding from one to another, from father to son, &c. m.

(-raḥ) 1. A sort of deer. 2. A great-great-grandson. f.

(-rā) 1. Race, progeny, lineage. 2. Order, method, continuous arrangement, regular series or succession. 2. Hurting, killing, injury. E. para subsequent, repeated, and the nasal augment.

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

Paraṃpara (परंपर).—[adjective] following one another, successive, repeated; [feminine] ā uninterrupted series, thick mass, [instrumental] in the course of, along (—°).

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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. 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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