Puras, Purash: 9 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puras (पुरस्).—ind.

1) Before (in time or space), in front, in the presence of, before the eyes of (by itself or with gen.); अमुं पुरः पश्यसि देवदारुम् (amuṃ puraḥ paśyasi devadārum) R.2.36; तव प्रसादस्य पुरस्तु संपदः (tava prasādasya purastu saṃpadaḥ) Ś.7.3; तस्य स्थित्वा कथमपि पुरः (tasya sthitvā kathamapi puraḥ) Me.3; Ku.4.3; Amaru.43; often used with कृ, गम्, धा, भू (kṛ, gam, dhā, bhū) (see below).

2) In the east, from the east.

3) Eastward.

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

Puras (पुरस्).—Ind. 1. Eastward. 2. In front, before, in presence of, (with a genitive); in this sense it is often prefixed to kṛ, bhū and gama; hence such forms as puraskatya &c. 3. Prior, first. 4. Formerly. E. pur to precede, aff. asuk.

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

Puras (पुरस्).—[pura + s] (cf. purā), I. adv. 1. Forward. 2. Before, in front, in presence, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 29, 1; [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 135. 3. First, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 33. 4. Eastward, from the east, Mahābhārata 7, 2349. Ii. prep. with the gen., Before, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 3.

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

Puras (पुरस्).—[adverb] in front, forward, before (also [preposition] [with] [genetive], [ablative], [accusative], or —°); eastward, at first. With gam go first, take the lead. — Cf. 1 kṛ & dhā.

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

1) Puraś (पुरश्):—[from pur] in [compound] for puras.

2) Puras (पुरस्):—[from pur] a ind. in front, in advance, forward

3) [v.s. ...] (as [preposition]) before (of place and time), in the presence or before the eyes of ([genitive case] [ablative] [accusative] or [compound]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] in comparison with ([genitive case]), [Vikramāṅkadeva-carita, by Bilhaṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] in or from or towards the east, eastward, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa] etc. (dakṣimataḥpuraḥ, towards the south-east, [Mahābhārata])

6) [v.s. ...] previously, first, first of all, [Ratnāvalī iii, 7.] cf. pra purā, pūrva; [Greek], πάρος, ‘before.’

7) b purastāt See p.634.

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

Puras (पुरस्):—adv. Eastward, in front, before, first, formerly.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Puras (पुरस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Puraṃ.

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Puras in German

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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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