Purushantara, Puruṣāntara, Purusha-antara, Purushamtara: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Puruṣāntara can be transliterated into English as Purusantara or Purushantara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purushantara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puruṣāntara (पुरुषान्तर).—another man.

Derivable forms: puruṣāntaram (पुरुषान्तरम्).

Puruṣāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puruṣa and antara (अन्तर).

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

Puruṣāntara (पुरुषान्तर).—n.

(-raṃ) Another man.

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

Puruṣāntara (पुरुषान्तर).—i. e. puru- ṣa-antara, I. n. A following generation, Mārk. P. 118, 31. Ii. m. 1. Man (opposed to deities), [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 35. 2. A treaty by which is stipulated that the affairs of the one shall be settled by warriors selected from both parties, Kām. Nītis. 9, 13.

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

1) Puruṣāntara (पुरुषान्तर):—[from puruṣa] n. another man or person, a mediator, interposer, [Rāmāyaṇa] (am ind. by a mediator, indirectly, [Vikramorvaśī ii, 16])

2) [v.s. ...] another or a succeeding generation, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] (-vedin mfn. knowing the heart of mankind, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary])

4) [v.s. ...] (rātman m. ‘man’s inner self,’ the soul, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.])

5) [v.s. ...] m. (sc. saṃdhi) an alliance negotiated by warriors chosen by both parties, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Hitopadeśa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Purushantara in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purushantara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Puruṣāṃtara (ಪುರುಷಾಂತರ):—

1) [noun] a man other than one’s husband.

2) [noun] the difference, distinction in qualities between two men.

context information

Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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