Paurastya: 11 definitions
Paurastya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Paurasty.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Paurastya (पौरस्त्य).—a. [puras-bhavārthe tyak aṇ ca]
1) Eastern; पौरस्त्यो वा सुखयति मरुत् साधुसंवाहनाभिः (paurastyo vā sukhayati marut sādhusaṃvāhanābhiḥ) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 9.25; पौरस्त्यझञ्झा (paurastyajhañjhā)>रुत् (rut) 9.17; R.4.34.
3) Prior, first, preceding.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-styaḥ-styā-styaṃ) 1. Prior, first, initial. 2. Foremost. 3. Eastern. E. puras formerly, aṇ aff. of relation, pauras and tyak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paurastya (पौरस्त्य).—i. e. puras + tya, adj. 1. Prior, first. 2. Eastern, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 25, 46.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paurastya (पौरस्त्य).—[adjective] foremost, eastern.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Paurastya (पौरस्त्य):—[from pauraścaraṇika] mf(ā)n. ([from] puras) situated in front, foremost, [Raghuvaṃśa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]
2) [v.s. ...] eastern (-pavana m. east wind, [Kathāsaritsāgara])
3) [v.s. ...] [plural] the people in the east (= gauḍa), [Kāvyādarśa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Paurastya (पौरस्त्य):—[(styaḥ-styā-styaṃ) a.] Prior; eastern.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Paurastya (पौरस्त्य) [Also spelled paurasty]:—(a) eastern.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] in, of, to, toward or facing the east; eastern.
2) [adjective] from the east; eastern.
3) [adjective] of, belonging to, born or made in any of the Eastern Countries; eastern.
4) [adjective] at, to, in, on or of the front; front.
5) [adjective] preceding all others in a series; before any other; first.
6) [adjective] happened before all others; earliest.
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1) [noun] the first thing.
2) [noun] a native of any of the Eastern countries.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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