Tripurusha, Tripurūṣa, Tripuruṣa, Tri-purusha: 5 definitions



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

The Sanskrit terms Tripurūṣa and Tripuruṣa can be transliterated into English as Tripurusa or Tripurusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Tripuruṣa.—(EI 33), a composite deity (tri-mūrti); a com- bined image of Brahman, Viṣṇu (represented as Sūryanārāyaṇa in Gujarat) and Śiva. Note: tripuruṣa 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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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tripurusha in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

tripurūṣa (त्रिपुरूष).—m (S) The three males,--father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tripurusha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tripuruṣa (त्रिपुरुष).—a

1) having the length of three men.

2) having three assistants.

-ṣam the three ancestorsfather, grand-father and great-grand-father.

Tripuruṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and puruṣa (पुरुष).

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

Tripuruṣa (त्रिपुरुष).—n.

(-ṣaṃ) Three generation collectively. E. tri three, puruṣa a man.

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

1) Tripuruṣa (त्रिपुरुष):—[=tri-puruṣa] [from tri] n. sg. 3 generations, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

2) [=tri-puruṣa] [from tri] mfn. having the length of 3 men, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa x]

3) [v.s. ...] (-pūr), [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa i]

4) [v.s. ...] having 3 assistants, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra iv, 1.]

5) Tripūruṣa (त्रिपूरुष):—[=tri-pūruṣa] [from tri] See -pur.

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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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