Purunishtha, Puruniṣṭha, Puru-nishtha: 2 definitions


Purunishtha 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.

The Sanskrit term Puruniṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Purunistha or Purunishtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puruniṣṭha (पुरुनिष्ठ).—a. excelling among many.

Puruniṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puru and niṣṭha (निष्ठ).

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

1) Puruniṣṭhā (पुरुनिष्ठा):—[=puru-niṣṭhā] [from puru] mfn. excelling among many, [ib.]

2) Puruniṣṭha (पुरुनिष्ठ):—[=puru-niṣṭha] [from puru] mfn. excelling among many, [ib.]

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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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