Purushadya, Puruṣādya, Purusha-adya: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Puruṣādya can be transliterated into English as Purusadya or Purushadya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puruṣādya (पुरुषाद्य).—

1) an epithet of Viṣṇu.

2) a demon.

Derivable forms: puruṣādyaḥ (पुरुषाद्यः).

Puruṣādya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puruṣa and ādya (आद्य).

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

Puruṣādya (पुरुषाद्य).—m.

(-dyaḥ) 1. A name of the first Jaina pontiff of the present age, “Rishab'Ha.” 2. A name of Vishnu. E. puruṣa mankind, and ādya first,

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

1) Puruṣādya (पुरुषाद्य):—[from puruṣa] m. ‘first of men’, Name of Viṣṇu, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] (with Jainas) Name of Ādi-nātha or of Ṛṣabha (the first Arhat of present Avasarpiṇī).

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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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