Purushayus, aka: Puruṣāyus, Purusha-ayus; 3 Definition(s)

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The Sanskrit term Puruṣāyus can be transliterated into English as Purusayus or Purushayus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Puruṣa-ayus.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘one hundred’. Note: puruṣa-ayus is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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Puruṣāyus (पुरुषायुस्).—n. the duration of a man's life; अकृपणमतिः कामं जीव्याज्जनः पुरुषायुषम् (akṛpaṇamatiḥ kāmaṃ jīvyājjanaḥ puruṣāyuṣam) Ve.6.44; पुरुषायुषजीविन्यो निरातङ्का निरीतयः (puruṣāyuṣajīvinyo nirātaṅkā nirītayaḥ) R.1. 63.

Puruṣāyus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms puruṣa and āyus (आयुस्). See also (synonyms): puruṣāyuṣa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Puruṣāyus (पुरुषायुस्).—m.

(-yuḥ) Life of man, human existence. E. puruṣa and āyus life.

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