Purvika, Pūrvika: 6 definitions


Purvika means something in 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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pūrvika (पूर्विक).—adj., or subst. (unrecorded; Sanskrit -pūrvika in Mbh 5.7553 is an error for -pūrvaka, as [Boehtlingk and Roth] saw, and as is proved by Crit. ed. 5.193.62), former, of old; (one) of olden time: °kāḥ, n. pl., Mahāvyutpatti 6549; °kāni stūpabimbāni Kāraṇḍavvūha 13.10.

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

Pūrvika (पूर्विक).—in strī-, i. e. strī-pūrva + ika, adj. One who has been at first a female, Chr. 63, 67.

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

1) Pūrvika (पूर्विक):—[from pūrvaka > pūrva] mfn. former, ancient, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

2) [v.s. ...] formerly invited, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] [wrong reading] for pūrvaka, [Mahābhārata]

[Sanskrit to German]

Purvika in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pūrvika (ಪೂರ್ವಿಕ):—[noun] belonging to previous generation or generations; of times long past; ancient.

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Pūrvika (ಪೂರ್ವಿಕ):—[noun] (masc.) any person from whom one is descended or one who was elder by a few generations; an ancestor.

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Pūrvīka (ಪೂರ್ವೀಕ):—[noun] = ಪೂರ್ವಿಕ [purvika]2.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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