Paripsu, Parīpsu: 6 definitions


Paripsu 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Parīpsu (परीप्सु) refers to “being anxious to see someone”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.10 (“Boasting of Tāraka”).—Accordingly, as Tāraka-Asura fought with Kārttikeya: “[...] The wind did not blow. The sun became dim. The earth quaked along with mountains and forests. In the meantime Himālaya and other mountains anxious to see (parīpsu) Kumāra out of affection came there. On seeing the mountains extremely terrified, Kumāra the son of Śiva and Pārvatī spoke enlightening them thereby. [...]”.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parīpsu (परीप्सु).—a.

1) Wishing to preserve; शेषाः प्रदुद्रुवुर्मल्लाः सर्वे प्राणपरीप्सवः (śeṣāḥ pradudruvurmallāḥ sarve prāṇaparīpsavaḥ) Bhāgavata 1.44.27.

2) Desirous of finding out; हेतुं तदभ्यागमने परीप्सुः (hetuṃ tadabhyāgamane parīpsuḥ) Kirātārjunīya 3.4.

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

Parīpsu (परीप्सु).—i. e. pari-īpsa, desider. of āp, + u, adj. Wishing to maintain, to preserve, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 1, 7, 18.

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

1) Parīpsu (परीप्सु):—[from parīpsā > pary-āp] mfn. wishing to obtain or preserve, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] desirous of finding out or ascertaining, [Kirātārjunīya iii, 4.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Paripsu 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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