Parapurva, aka: Parapūrvā, Para-purva; 1 Definition(s)

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Parapūrvā (परपूर्वा).—a woman who has or had a former husband; Ms.3.166; पतिं हित्वाऽपकृष्टं स्वमुत्कृष्टं या निषेवते । निन्द्यैव सा भवेल्लोके परपूर्वेति चोच्यते (patiṃ hitvā'pakṛṣṭaṃ svamutkṛṣṭaṃ yā niṣevate | nindyaiva sā bhavelloke parapūrveti cocyate) Ms.5.163.

Parapūrvā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and pūrvā (पूर्वा).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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