Purushad, Puruṣād, Purusha-ad: 3 definitions



Purushad 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 Puruṣād can be transliterated into English as Purusad or Purushad, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puruṣād (पुरुषाद्).—m. 'a man-eater', cannibal, goblin; अवमेने हि दुर्बुद्धिर्मनुष्यान् पुरुषादकः (avamene hi durbuddhirmanuṣyān puruṣādakaḥ) Mb.3.275.27.

Puruṣād is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puruṣa and ad (अद्). See also (synonyms): puruṣāda.

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

Puruṣād (पुरुषाद्).—[adjective] eating or consuming men.

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Puruṣād (पुरुषाद्).—[feminine] ī = [preceding]; [masculine] a Rakṣas.

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Pūruṣād (पूरुषाद्).—[adjective] eating men.

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

1) Puruṣād (पुरुषाद्):—[from puruṣa] mfn. eating or destroying men, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

2) Pūruṣād (पूरुषाद्):—[from pūruṣa > pūru] mfn. devouring men, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda]

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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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