Parapara, aka: Parāparā, Pārāpara, Para-apara, Pārāpāra; 5 Definition(s)
Parapara means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Parāparā (परापरा).—The third stage of Kāmākṣī, the second being Suddhaparā.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 39. 11.
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
The name of a family. See Parapariya.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
parapara (परपर) [or रां, rāṃ].—ad Imit. of the sound of cloth splitting and tearing, of reiterate ventris crepitus &c.
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parapāra (परपार).—m S The opposite or farther bank or side.
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parāpara (परापर) [or रां, rāṃ].—ad Imit. of the sound of cloth splitting and bursting and tearing with close reiteration; of rapidly successive ventris crepitus &c.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
parapāra (परपार).—m The opposite or farther bank or side.
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parāpara (परापर).—Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
1) far and near, remote and proximate.
2) prior and posterior.
3) before and beyond, earlier and later.
4) higher and lower, best and worst.
-raḥ a Guru of an intermediate class.
-ram (in logic) a property intermediate between the greatest and smallest numbers, a species (as existing between the genus and individual); e. g. पृथ्वी (pṛthvī) which is पर (para) with respect to a घट (ghaṭa) is अपर (apara) with respect to द्रव्य (dravya); द्रव्यत्वादिक- जातिस्तु परापरतयोच्यते (dravyatvādika- jātistu parāparatayocyate) Bhāṣā. P.8.
Parāpara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and apara (अपर).
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Pārāpāra (पारापार).—both banks, the nearer and further bank.
-raḥ the sea, ocean; शोकपारावारमुत्तर्तुमशक्नुवती (śokapārāvāramuttartumaśaknuvatī) Dk.4; Bv.4.11.
Derivable forms: pārāpāram (पारापारम्).
Pārāpāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pāra and apāra (अपार). See also (synonyms): pārāvāra.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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