Purushada, Puruṣāda, Purusha-ada: 3 definitions


Purushada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Puruṣāda can be transliterated into English as Purusada or Purushada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

puruṣāda (पुरुषाद).—a S Man-eating; a cannibal. Ex. mhaṇati mārūniyā pu0 || hā karīla śubhra yaśēṃ khadiśā dāhā ||.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Derivable forms: puruṣādaḥ (पुरुषादः).

Puruṣāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puruṣa and ada (अद). See also (synonyms): puruṣād.

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

Puruṣāda (पुरुषाद).—m.

(-daḥ) A demon, a goblin.

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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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