Purvavritta, Pūrvavṛtta, Purva-vritta: 6 definitions


Purvavritta 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.

The Sanskrit term Pūrvavṛtta can be transliterated into English as Purvavrtta or Purvavritta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purvavritta in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pūrvavṛtta (पूर्ववृत्त).—n (S) pūrvavṛttānta m (S) The preceding history, the antecedents (of a person or matter).

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purvavritta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvavṛtta (पूर्ववृत्त).—

1) a former event; पूर्ववृत्तकथितैः पुराविदः सानुजः पितृ- सखस्य राघवः (pūrvavṛttakathitaiḥ purāvidaḥ sānujaḥ pitṛ- sakhasya rāghavaḥ) (ahyamānaḥ) R.11.1.

2) previous conduct.

Derivable forms: pūrvavṛttam (पूर्ववृत्तम्).

Pūrvavṛtta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrva and vṛtta (वृत्त).

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

Pūrvavṛtta (पूर्ववृत्त).—[adjective] past before; [neuter] a former event.

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

1) Pūrvavṛtta (पूर्ववृत्त):—[=pūrva-vṛtta] [from pūrva] mfn. formerly happened

2) [v.s. ...] relating to a previous occurrence, [Harivaṃśa]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a former event, previous occurrence, [Kālidāsa; Śaṃkarācārya]

4) [v.s. ...] former conduct, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German]

Purvavritta 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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