Purvapithika, aka: Purva-pithika, Pūrvapīṭhikā; 3 Definition(s)


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Marathi-English dictionary

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pūrvapīṭhikā (पूर्वपीठिका).—f (S) The first, former, or early fashion, course, procedure, practice. Ex. ātāṃ tyānēṃ sādhupaṇā dharilā parantu tyācī pū0 tara bahuta viruddha āhē. 2 The preceding portion generally (as of a dispute or other occurrence, or of the narrative of it); a chapter of prolegomena or preliminaries; the argument or heading of a book &c.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūrvapīṭhikā (पूर्वपीठिका).—f The former, or early practice.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Pūrvapīṭhikā (पूर्वपीठिका).—introduction.

Pūrvapīṭhikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and pīṭhikā (पीठिका).

Source: DDSA: The practical 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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