Puya, aka: Pūya; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

Puya means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Pūya (पूय, “pus”) (Pali, Pubba) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., pūya]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

pūya : (m.) pus.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

pūya (पूय).—n S Pus, sanies, ichor.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūya (पूय).—Pus, discharge from an ulcer or wound, suppuration, matter; भिषजे पूयशोणितम् (bhiṣaje pūyaśoṇitam) Ms.3.18; पूयं चिकित्सकस्यान्नम् (pūyaṃ cikitsakasyānnam) 4.22;12.72.

Derivable forms: pūyaḥ (पूयः), pūyam (पूयम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūya (पूय).—n.

(-yaṃ) Pus, matter, discharge from an ulcer, sore or wound, E. pūy to stink, aff. ac.

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

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Puyoda
Pūyoda (पूयोद).—Name of a particular hell; Bhāg.5.26.7. Derivable forms: pūyodaḥ (पूयोदः).Pūyod...
Puyari
Pūyāri (पूयारि).—m. (-riḥ) The Nimba tree, (Melia azadirachta.) E. pūya pus, and ari inimical; ...
Puyavaha
Pūyavaha (पूयवह).—A hell. (See under Naraka).
Puyarakta
Pūyarakta (पूयरक्त).—a kind of disease of the nose (wherein purulent blood or sanies flow out)....
Antahpuya
Antaḥpūya (अन्तःपूय).—a. ulcerous. Antaḥpūya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ant...
Kupuya
Kupūya (कुपूय).—a. Despised, low, mean, contemptible.--- OR --- Kupūya (कुपूय).—a. low, vile, c...
Raktapuya
Raktapūya (रक्तपूय).—Name of a hell. Derivable forms: raktapūyam (रक्तपूयम्).Raktapūya is a San...
Pubba
Pubba (पुब्ब).—(?) (m., = Pali id., for Sanskrit pūya, Geiger 46.1), pus: Mv i.28.9 (prose). S...
Apupa
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Pu
Pū (पू).—[(ṅa)pūṅ] r. 1st cl. (pavate)śodhe bhvā0 ā0 saka0 seṭ . (ña)pūñ r. 9th cl. (punātipunī...
Pakva
Pakva (पक्व).—adj. (compare BR s.v. 8, pw s.v. 1, i; more clearly and commonly in this sense Pa...
Pubba Kucayana
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Puyashonita
Pūyaśoṇita (पूयशोणित).—n. (-taṃ) Ichor, sanies. E. pūya, and śoṇita blood.
Puyana
Pūyana (पूयन).—= पूय (pūya) q. v.Derivable forms: pūyanam (पूयनम्).

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