Traipurusha, Traipuruṣa: 6 definitions



Traipurusha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

The Sanskrit term Traipuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Traipurusa or Traipurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Traipuruṣa.—(Hyderabad Archaeological Series, No. 18, pp. 34-35), same as the composite god Tripuruṣa. Note: traipuruṣa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Traipuruṣa (त्रैपुरुष).—a. (-ṣī f.) Extending to the three male generations.

Derivable forms: traipuruṣaḥ (त्रैपुरुषः).

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

Traipuruṣa (त्रैपुरुष).—i. e. tri-puruṣa + a, adj. Comprising three generations, Mahābhārata 13, 4322.

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

Traipuruṣa (त्रैपुरुष):—[from traiṃśa] mfn. = tri-paur, [xiii, 4322].

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Traipuruṣa (त्रैपुरुष):—(von tripuruṣa) adj. durch drei Generationen hindurchgehend: hanyustraipuruṣaṃ kulam [Mahābhārata 13, 4322.] — Vgl. tripauruṣa .

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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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