ind. before (also as a preposition with ablative), formerly, hitherto, previously (sometimes with present tense) etc. etc. (often in the beginning of a compoundexempli gratia, 'for example'pūrva-kārin-,active before, pūrvokta-,said before;also in fine compositi or 'at the end of a compound' in the sense of"with" exempli gratia, 'for example'prīti-pūrvam-,with love; mati-pūrvam-with intention, intentionally; mṛdu-pūrva-bhāṣ-,to speak kindly; see above;also with an ind.p.exempli gratia, 'for example'pūrva-bhojam-,or -bhuktvā-,having eaten before ; adya-p-,until now, hitherto;previously -tataḥ-,first-then; pūrva-paścāt-,previously-afterwards; pūrva-upari-,previously-subsequently; pūrva-adhūnā-or adya-,formerly-now)
f. "inquiry into or interpretation of the first or mantra- portion of the veda-", Name of the system of philosophy attributed to jaimini- (as opp. to uttara-m-,which is an inquiry into the later or upaniṣad- portion;the pūrva-m-is generally called the-mantra-, and in interpreting the Vedic text discusses the doctrine of the eternity of sound identified with brahma-)
m. forenoon; -mârin, a. dying before, predeceasing; -mî mâmsâ, f. earlier Mîmâmsâ (the philosophi cal system founded by Gaimini and dealing with the discussion of the sacred text); -mu kha, a. facing eastwards.
indeclinable before (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
formerly (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
hitherto (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
previously (sometimes with pres.) (Monier-Williams, Sir M. (1988))
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