Purvavid, Pūrvavid, Purva-vid: 7 definitions


Purvavid means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 9: Influx of karmas

Pūrvavid (पूर्वविद्).—What is implied by pūrvavid? A śrutakevalī (‘scriptural-omniscient’); i.e. a saint who knows completely the scriptures (pūrvas) based on the sermons of the omniscient lords.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvavid (पूर्वविद्).—a. knowing the events of the past; historian; पृथोरपीमां पृथिवीं भार्यां पूर्वविदो विदुः (pṛthorapīmāṃ pṛthivīṃ bhāryāṃ pūrvavido viduḥ) Manusmṛti 9.44.

Pūrvavid is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and vid (विद्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvavid (पूर्वविद्).—[pūrva-vid], adj. Knowing former times, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 44.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvavid (पूर्वविद्).—[adjective] knowing (the things of) the past.

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

Pūrvavid (पूर्वविद्):—[=pūrva-vid] [from pūrva] mfn. knowing the things or events of the past, [Manu-smṛti ix, 44.]

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Purvavid in German

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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.

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