Purvenivasa, Pūrvenivāsa, Purve-nivasa: 1 definition


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

Pūrvenivāsa (पूर्वेनिवास).—m. (= Pali pubbe-ni°; also pūrva-ni° and rearely pūrve-vāsa, qq.v.; compare s.v. nivāsa), former birth or state of being; usually with forms or derivs. of anusmarati (as in Pali with anussarati): LV 375.15; Mv [Page353-a+ 71] i.282.4; ii.93.18; 133.5; 188.9; 237.5; 300.12; 415.13; iii.26.6; 89.21; Gv 104.12; Bbh 58.14; 389.15.

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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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