Purvam, Pūrvam: 3 definitions


Purvam means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pūrvam (पूर्वम्):—[from pūrva] ind. before (also as a [preposition] with [ablative]), formerly, hitherto, previously (sometimes with [present tense]), [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc. (often [in the beginning of a compound] e.g. pūrva-kārin, active before, pūrvokta, said b°; also ifc. in the sense of ‘with’ e.g. prīti-pūrvam, with love; mati-pūrvam with intention, intentionally; mṛdu-pūrva-√bhāṣ, to speak kindly; cf. above; also with an [indeclinable participle] e.g. pūrva-bhojam, or -bhuktvā, having eaten b°, [Pāṇini 3-4, 24]; adya-p, until now, hitherto; p° -tataḥ, first-then; pūrva-paścāt, previously-afterwards; pūrva-upari, previously-subsequently; pūrva-adhūnā or adya, formerly-now)

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pūrvam (पूर्वम्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Puvvi.

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

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrvaṃ (ಪೂರ್ವಂ):—[adverb] priorly; previously.

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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