Paurushya, Pauruṣya: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pauruṣya can be transliterated into English as Paurusya or Paurushya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pauruṣya (पौरुष्य).—Manliness, courage, heroism; किमार्य कामस्य वशंगतेन किमात्मपौरुष्यपराभवेन (kimārya kāmasya vaśaṃgatena kimātmapauruṣyaparābhavena) Rām.4.3.16.

Derivable forms: pauruṣyam (पौरुष्यम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pauruṣya (पौरुष्य).—(1) (nt.; Pali porisa is used in this sense; compare pauruṣa), service, position or activity of a servant: rāja-pauruṣyādi Bodhisattvabhūmi 195.3, the position of a king's henchman; (2) ifc., perhaps adj. (= Pali porisiya), or subst. in [bahuvrīhi] [compound] (na) sādhika-pauruṣyaṃ (vṛkṣam adhirok- ṣyāmaḥ) Mahāvyutpatti 8629, (a tree) above a man's height; but Mironov °pauruṣam, and so [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 537.18, implying the noun pauruṣa, man's height, so used in Sanskrit Instead of na sādh° (Mahāvyutpatti prints nasādh° as one word) Mironov [Page356-a+ 71] nāsādh°, erroneously; compare Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.74.12 sādhika-porisā, of more than a man's height; this is confirmed by Tibetan mi gaṅ tsam las mthor, to the height of an average man. For na sādhika [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] (l.c.) has a lacuna, which Finot fills by the erroneous nāsādhikaṃ from Minayeff's Mahāvyutpatti. Cf. prec. (3).

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

Pauruṣya (पौरुष्य).—n.

(-ṣyaṃ) Manliness, courage.

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

Pauruṣya (पौरुष्य).—i. e. puruṣa + ya, n. Manhood, manliness, Mārk. P. 125, 10.

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

1) Pauruṣya (पौरुष्य):—[from pauruṣa] mfn. relating to Puruṣa, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya]

2) [v.s. ...] n. manliness, manly strength or courage, heroism, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

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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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