Paurva: 4 definitions



Paurva 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

Paurva (पौर्व).—a. (-rvī f.)

1) Relating to the past.

2) Relating to the east, eastern.

3) Coming in succession (paraṃparāgata); एतैर्ब्रह्मर्षिभिर्नित्यमृत्विजस्तस्य पौर्वकाः (etairbrahmarṣibhirnityamṛtvijastasya paurvakāḥ) Rām.1.7.6.

See also (synonyms): paurvaka.

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

Paurva (पौर्व) or Paurvva.—mfn.

(-rvaḥ-rvī-rvaṃ) Relating, or belonging to the past, to the east, &c. E. pūrva and aff.

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

1) Paurva (पौर्व):—1. paurva mf(ī)n. ([from] pūrva) relating or belonging to the past

2) relating to the east, eastern, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) 2. paurva Vṛddhi form of pūrva in [compound]

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

Paurva (पौर्व):—[(rvvaḥ-rvvī-rvvaṃ) a.] Past; eastern.

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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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