Purushottama, Puruṣottama, Purusha-uttama: 25 definitions


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Purushottama has 23 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Puruṣottama can be transliterated into English as Purusottama or Purushottama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Puruṣottama (पुरुषोत्तम):—(pu + u) m.

1) der beste Mann, der beste Diener: yasyaivaṃ mānasaṃ nityaṃ sa naraḥ puruṣottamaḥ [DHARMA-Pāṇini’s acht Bücher im Śabdakalpadruma] [Spr. 2572] (Gegens. puruṣādhama). —

2) die höchste Person, der höchste Geist; Beiname Viṣṇu’s oder Kṛṣṇa’s [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 16.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 214.] [Halāyudha 1, 25.] [DHYĀNAVINDŪP.] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 1.] [YOGATATTVA ebend. 49.] [Bhagavadgītā 15, 18. fg.] [Mahābhārata 1, 2508. 3, 1637. 5, 2569.] [Harivaṃśa 11281.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 31, 11. 4, 40, 63. 6, 79, 12. 102, 12.] [Raghuvaṃśa 3, 49.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 8.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 8, 1, 25.] nāthe śrīpuruṣottame [Spr. 1527.] puruṣottamāyatana [Prabodhacandrodaja 33, 5.] puruṣottamakṣetra [MACK. Coll. I, 76.] —

3) Name des 4ten schwarzen Vāsudeva bei den Jaina [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 695.] —

4) ein Arhant bei den Jaina [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 25.] [Śatruṃjayamāhātmya 1, 284.] —

5) Nomen proprium verschiedener Männer, unter Andern auch des Verfassers des Trikāṇḍaśeṣa und der Hārāvalī, [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.1,1,2.] [Hārāvalī 275.] [Colebrooke] [?II,19. 20. 41. 47. 55. Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 542. 577. 740. 827. Weber’s Indische Studien.1,469. Oxforder Handschriften No. 94. 143. S. 162,b,15. 182,b,40.] puruṣottamadeva [Colebrooke II, 40. 58.] [Oxforder Handschriften No. 353.] bhaṭṭapuruṣottama [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 826.] puruṣottamadevaśaṃrman [Oxforder Handschriften No. 431.] —

6) Nomen proprium einer dem Viṣṇu geheiligten Localität in Orissa, Abkürzung von puruṣottamakṣetra, [Lassen’s Indische Alterthumskunde] [?I,187, Nalopākhyāna Colebrooke II,390, Nalopākhyāna 1. Oxforder Handschriften 39,b,8. 77,b,12. 148,b,6. Brahmapurāṇa in Lassen’s Anthologie 49,4.]

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Puruṣottama (पुरुषोत्तम):—

1) der beste Mensch [Sāhityadarpana 109, 4.] —

5) bhāratyācārya [WILSON, Sel. Works 1, 201.] miśra [Oxforder Handschriften 201,a, No. 480.] = dīkṣita [HALL 91.] prasāda = puruṣottamācārya 204. sarasvatī 108. puruṣottamānandayati 109. puruṣottamāśrama [Oxforder Handschriften 390,a, No. 29.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Puruṣottama (पुरुषोत्तम):—m.

1) der beste der Männer , ein vorzüglicher Mann [Harivaṃśa 1995.] [Indische studien von Weber 15,276.] —

2) der beste — , ein vorzüglicher Diener.

3) die höchste Person , die höchste Geist als Beiname Viṣṇu’s oder Kṛṣṇa's. —

4) ein Arhant bei den Jaina.

5) Nomen proprium — a) einer dem Viṣṇu geheiligten Localität in Orissa. Vollständig kṣetra — b) *des 4ten schwarzen Vasudeva bei den Jaina. — c) verschiedener Männer. Auch dīkṣita , deva , devaśarman , prasāda , bhāratyācārya , miśra , sarasvatī , mācārya , mānandayati , māśrama und bhaṭṭa.

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