Sapurva, Sapūrva: 4 definitions


Sapurva 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.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sapūrva (सपूर्व).—Together with a word that is put before, and not with any suffix like बहुच् (bahuc) placed before; cf. सपूर्वायाः प्रथमाया विभाषा (sapūrvāyāḥ prathamāyā vibhāṣā). P.VIII. 1 26; सपूर्वाच्च (sapūrvācca) P. V. 2.87.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Sapūrva (सपूर्व).—(°-) [ (samādinna), adopted by Senart in Mahāvastu i.211.14 = ii.15.14 (prose), tāni (sc. śikṣāpadāni) ca sapūrva-(so one ms. in i.211.14, v.l. saṃpūrṇa-; in ii.15.14 one ms. pūrva-, the other omits this part of the [compound])- samādinnāni bhavanti; Senart admits inability to suggest a reasonable interpretation; I would read saṃpūrṇa-, and they were completely adopted (by the Bodhisattva's [Page559-b+ 71] mother). It is impossible to read pūrva- since the prec. sentence says that she adopted them when the B. entered her womb.]

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

1) Sapūrva (सपूर्व):—[=sa-pūrva] [from sa > sa-pakṣa] mf(ā)n. along with the preceding (letter or sound), [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya]

2) [v.s. ...] having or possessed by ancestors, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sapurva in German

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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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