Paurana, Paurāṇa: 5 definitions


Paurana 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.

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Paurāṇa (पौराण).—a. (-ṇī f.) [पुराण-अण् (purāṇa-aṇ)]

1) Belonging to the past, ancient, of the past, primeval.

2) Relating to the Purāṇas or derived from them.

3) Former, previous.

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

Paurāṇa (पौराण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇī-ṇaṃ) Relating to the past, or Puranas. E. purāṇa, and aṇ aff.

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

Paurāṇa (पौराण).—i. e. purāṇa + a, adj., f. ṇī. 1. Relating to past ages, ancient, Mahābhārata 1, 543. 2. Deep-rooted, Chr. 24, 38.

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

Paurāṇa (पौराण).—[feminine] ī belonging to or derived from the olden times; primeval, ancient.

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

1) Pauraṇa (पौरण):—m. [patronymic] [from] pūraṇa, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

2) Paurāṇa (पौराण):—mf(ī)n. ([from] purāṇa) relating to the past or to former times, previous, ancient, primeval, Paurānic, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa]

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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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