Pradhanapurusha, aka: Pradhānapuruṣa, Pradhana-purusha; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pradhānapuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Pradhanapurusa or Pradhanapurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pradhānapuruṣa (प्रधानपुरुष).—

1) the principal or most eminent person (in a state &c.) Ms.7.23; Pt.3.138. °अतीतः (atītaḥ) transcending प्रधान (pradhāna) and पुरुष (puruṣa) (matter and spirit).

2) an epithet of Śiva.

Derivable forms: pradhānapuruṣaḥ (प्रधानपुरुषः).

Pradhānapuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pradhāna and puruṣa (पुरुष).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pradhānapuruṣa (प्रधानपुरुष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) 1. The most distinguished personage. 2. An epithet of Siva.

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