Purvarupa, aka: Pūrvarūpa, Purva-rupa; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप):—A Sanskrit technical term translating to “prodrome”, referring to one of the “five characteristics of diagnosis” (pañcalakṣaṇanidāna). It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. These five characteristics are regarded as very important clues for diagnosis (nidāna) within Āyurveda.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप).—Substitution of the former letter in the place of the two viz. the former and the latter, as a result of the coalescence of the two cf अमि पूर्वः (ami pūrvaḥ) and the following rules P. VI. 1.107-110.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप) is another name for Pūrvarūpatā: one of the 93 alaṃkāras (“figures of speech”) mentioned by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) in his Kāvyavilāsa.—Appayyadīkṣita (Kuv. P. 286) is at one with Jayadeva in defining the pūrvarūpatā-alaṃkāra but he has mentioned the name pūrvarūpa instead of pūrvarūpatā.

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप).—n (S) A prognostic or token forerunning; an indication or a premonition. Ex. kāmalā hī pāṇḍūcēṃ pū0; buddhibhraṃśa hēṃ dāridryācēṃ pū0. 2 The antecedent form or appearance gen.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप).—n A prognostic. An indication, a premonition.

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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Pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप).—

1) indication of an approaching change; an omen.

2) a symptom of occurring disease.

3) the first of two concurrent vowels or consonants that is retained.

4) (in Rhet.) a figure of speech which consists in describing anything as suddenly resuming its former state.

Derivable forms: pūrvarūpam (पूर्वरूपम्).

Pūrvarūpa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and rūpa (रूप).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvarūpa (पूर्वरूप) or Pūrvvarūpa.—n.

(-paṃ) 1. Indication of some approaching change. 2. Retention of the first of two concurrent vowels or consonants. 3. Symptom of occurring disease. E. pūrva previous, rūpa form.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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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