Purvedyus, Pūrvedyus: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrvedyus (पूर्वेद्युस्).—ind.

1) On the former day.

2) On the day before, yesterday; पूर्वेद्युरपरेद्युर्वा श्राद्धकर्मण्युपस्थिते (pūrvedyuraparedyurvā śrāddhakarmaṇyupasthite) Ms.3. 187.

3) During the first part of the day, in the morning, at dawn.

4) Early, betimes.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pūrvedyus (पूर्वेद्युस्) or Pūrvvedyus.—Ind. 1. A former day, yesterday. 2. The morning, dawn, the first part of the day. 3. A day or portion of a day on which religious ceremonies are to be performed. E. pūrva former or first, and edyus aff. for dyu a day.

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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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