Tripaurusha, Tri-paurusha, Tripauruṣa: 3 definitions
Tripaurusha 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.
The Sanskrit term Tripauruṣa can be transliterated into English as Tripaurusa or Tripaurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) belonging to, or extending over, three generations of men.
2) offered to three (as oblations).
3) inherited from three (as an estate).
Tripauruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and pauruṣa (पौरुष).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṣaḥ-ṣī-ṣaṃ) Relating or belonging to three persons or generations, offered to three, (the funeral cake, &c.) inherited from three, (an estate, &c.) E. tripuruṣa, and aṇ aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Tripauruṣa (त्रिपौरुष):—[=tri-pauruṣa] [from tri] mf(ī)n. extending over 3 generations, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]
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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