Purushottamadeva, Puruṣottamadeva: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Puruṣottamadeva can be transliterated into English as Purusottamadeva or Purushottamadeva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव).—A famous grammarian believed to have been a Buddhist, who flourished in the reign of Lakșmaņasena in the latter half of the twelfth century in Bengal. Many works on grammar are ascribed to him, the prominent ones among which are the Bhā-șāvŗtti and the Paribhāșāvŗtti, the Gaņavŗtti and the Jñapakasamuccaya and a commentary on the Mahābhāșya called Prāņapaņā of which only a fragment is available. Besides these works on grammar, he has written some lexicographical works of which Hārāvalī, Trikāņdaśeșa, Dvirūpakosa, and Ekaaksarakosa are the prominent ones. The Bhasavrtti has got a lucid commentary on it written by Srstidhara.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—king of Tīrabhukti, son of Bhairava. His mother Jayā Mahādevī was patroness of Vācaspatimiśra (Dvaitanirṇaya). Oxf. 273^a.

2) Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव):—poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Padyāvalī.

3) Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव):—grammarian and lexicographer. In the Hārāvalī he states that Janamejaya and Dhṛtisiṃha were his contemporaries: Ūṣmabheda. Ekākṣarakośa. Kārakacakra. Jakārabheda. Jñāpakasamuccaya. Trikāṇḍaśeṣa. Dvirūpakośa. Dvyarthakośa. Paribhāṣārthamañjarīvivaraṇa. Paribhāṣāvṛtti. Bhāṣāvṛtti. Varṇadeśanā. Śabdabhedaprakāśakośa. Sakārabheda. Hārāvalī.

4) Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव):—Gopālārcanavidhi.

5) Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव):—a Gajapati ruler of Orissa: Abhinavagītagovinda.

6) Puruṣottamadeva (पुरुषोत्तमदेव):—Bhagavannāmamāhātmya.

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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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