Puraya: 6 definitions


Puraya 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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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Puraya (पुरय).—A King of Vedic times. He is mentioned in the dānastuti of Ṛgveda.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Puraya (पुरय).—[masculine] [Name] of a man.

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

1) Puraya (पुरय):—[from pur] m. Name of a man, [Ṛg-veda]

2) [v.s. ...] (n.?) a castle, town, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

[Sanskrit to German]

Puraya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrāya (ಪೂರಾಯ):—

1) [adjective] entire; complete; whole.

2) [adjective] large; huge; big; excessive.

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Pūrāya (ಪೂರಾಯ):—

1) [noun] the quality or state of beng complete, entire; completeness; entireness; wholeness.

2) [noun] a being completed, accomplished.

3) [noun] the quality of being large, big in number, quanity, extent, etc.

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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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