Purvapithika, Pūrvapīṭhikā, Purva-pithika: 5 definitions


Purvapithika 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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvapīṭhikā (पूर्वपीठिका).—introduction.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pūrvapīṭhikā (पूर्वपीठिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Burnell. 197^a.

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

1) Pūrvapīṭhikā (पूर्वपीठिका):—[=pūrva-pīṭhikā] [from pūrva] f. introduction, [Daśakumāra-carita]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of [work] (?)

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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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