Purve, Pūrve: 1 definition


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pūrve (पूर्वे).—and m.c. pūrvi, adv. (= Pali pubbe; in Sanskrit pūrvam), of old, in former time; first, beforehand: in prose of Mv, otherwise hardly found except in verses, but note pūrve SP 158.13 (prose, only Kashgar recension and one Nepalese ms.); pūrve adattvā Mv ii.56.4, not having first given; Mv i.26.7; ii.98.14 (pūrve vā saṃnivāsena, either by dwelling together in a former birth…); 121.1 (pūrve aśrutā caiva aśrutapūrvā ca, compare parallels LV 246.9 aśrutapūrvā(ḥ), only, and Pali MN i.240.30 pubbe assutapubbā); 130.14; 192.19, 21; 337.13; 356.19; 469.10 (so with mss.); iii.332.13, 15, 18, and 333.2 (in some v.l. pūrvaṃ, once followed by Senart), etc.; the rest are only verses: RP 21.14; 23.8; Gv 230.13; LV 163.16; 164.1; 196.5; 215.15; 231.11; 331.6; 340.15; 376.6; 386.14; pūrvi, m.c., LV 170.11; 365.13; compare also the foll. cpds., and see pūrvasyām, pūrvikāyām.

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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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