Purunishtha, aka: Puruniṣṭha, Puru-nishtha; 1 Definition(s)


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

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

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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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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Jñānaniṣṭha (ज्ञाननिष्ठ).—mfn. (-ṣṭhaḥ-ṣṭhā-ṣṭhaṃ) Cultivating spiritual knowledge. E. jñāna, a...
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