Purushakaraka, Puruṣakāraka: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Puruṣakāraka can be transliterated into English as Purusakaraka or Purushakaraka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Puruṣakāraka (पुरुषकारक).—nt. (! = °kāra, normally m.), manly performance: na °kaṃ bhavati asmākaṃ Mahāvastu iii.126.9, (if I do not do the bidding of the crow-king) I (shall) have no manly performance (fail in my duty; wrongly Senart's note).

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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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