Purvya, Pūrvyā, Pūrvya: 6 definitions
Purvya 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.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
pūrvyā (पूर्व्या) [or पूर्वय्या, pūrvayyā].—m (Commonly pūrbhayyā or purabhayyā) A caste &c.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pūrvya (पूर्व्य).—a. Ved.
1) Former, previous.
2) Ancient, old,
3) Next, near.
5) Excellent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pūrvya (पूर्व्य).—(pūrvya) [adjective] previous, former, ancient, old; first, best, next, nearest; [neuter] [adverb] formerly, long, since, hitherto.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pūrvya (पूर्व्य):—[from pūrva] mf(ā)n. (rarely pūrvya) former, previous, ancient, old (opp. to navīyas, nū-tana etc.), [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Śvetāśvatara-upaniṣad]
2) [v.s. ...] precedent, first, [Ṛg-veda; Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]
3) [v.s. ...] next, nearest, [Ṛg-veda]
4) [v.s. ...] most excellent, [ib.; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] ([Scholiast or Commentator] ‘young’)
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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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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 10.31.6 < [Sukta 31]
Rig Veda 9.36.3 < [Sukta 36]
Rig Veda 8.39.10 < [Sukta 39]
Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)