Purvaja, Pūrvaja: 9 definitions
Purvaja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pūrvaja (पूर्वज).—a (S) Elder-born--a brother. 2 Used as s m A father or forefather; a male ancestor gen.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
pūrvaja (पूर्वज).—a Elder-born-a brother. m A father or forefather; a male a ncestor.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pūrvaja (पूर्वज).—[pūrva-ja], I. adj., f. jā. 1. Born or produced before, formerly, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 31. 2. Eldest, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 9, 2, 2. Ii. m. 1. An elder brother, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 226. 2. pl. Ancestors, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Pūrvaja (पूर्वज).—[adjective] born or produced before, former, previous, ancient, very old, the elder or eldest; [masculine] forefather, ancestor; eldest (elder) brother.
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Pūrvajā (पूर्वजा).—[adjective] born before, former, ancient.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pūrvaja (पूर्वज):—[=pūrva-ja] [from pūrva] mfn. born or produced before or formerly, former
2) [v.s. ...] ancient, primaeval, [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.
3) [v.s. ...] first-born, elder, the eldest (son, brother etc.), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
4) [v.s. ...] produced by something antecedent, caused, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
5) [v.s. ...] born in the east, eastern, [Horace H. Wilson]
6) [v.s. ...] antecedent (to what precedes in [compound]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) [v.s. ...] m. an elder brother, the eldest b°, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
8) [v.s. ...] an ancestor, forefather, [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.
9) [v.s. ...] the eldest son, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]
10) [v.s. ...] the son of the elder wife, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
11) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) the deified progenitors of mankind, [Horace H. Wilson]
12) [v.s. ...] the Pitṛs living in the world of the moon, [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]
13) Pūrvajā (पूर्वजा):—[=pūrva-jā] [from pūrva-ja > pūrva] a f. an elder sister, [ib.]
14) [=pūrva-jā] [from pūrva] b mfn. born or produced before, [Ṛg-veda]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pūrvaja (पूर्वज):—[pūrva-ja] (jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) a. First, former, elder; eastern. m. An elder brother’s son of the elder wife though last born; plu. ancestors.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] born earlier; elder; older; senior.
2) [adjective] having existed a long time; very old.
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1) [noun] a person who lived in ancient times.
2) [noun] an elder brother.
3) [noun] the son of the elder wife.
4) [noun] an ancestor; a forefather.
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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