Purishana, Purīṣaṇa: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Purīṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Purisana or Purishana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Purīṣaṇa (पुरीषण).—Feces, ordure.

-ṇam 1 Evacuation by stool, voiding of excrement.

2) The rectum or anus.

Derivable forms: purīṣaṇaḥ (पुरीषणः).

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

Purīṣaṇa (पुरीषण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) Fæces: see the last. n.

(-ṇaṃ) Evacuation by stool.

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

Purīṣaṇa (पुरीषण).—i. e. purīṣaya (a [denominative.] derived from purīṣa with the aff. aya) + ana, n. 1. Evacuation of excrements. 2. Fæces.

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

1) Purīṣaṇa (पुरीषण):—[from purīṣa] n. the voiding of excrement, [Varāha-mihira]

2) [v.s. ...] m. excrement, feces, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the rectum or anus, [Demetrius Galanos’s Lexiko: sanskritikes, anglikes, hellenikes]

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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. 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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