[ poo-rah-nuh ]
/ pʊˈrɑ nə /
any of 18 collections of Hindu legends and religious instructions.
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Origin of Purana
1690–1700; <Sanskrit: of old
OTHER WORDS FROM PuranaPu·ra·nic, adjective
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How to use Purana in a sentence
The word "Purana" means "old," and in ancient Sanscrit writings it has the same meaning as our "cosmology."
Four bridges crossed the Musi, the most notable of which was the Purana Pul, of 23 arches, built in 1593.
At this point, the Purana embarks on an episode which, at first sight, appears to have very little to do with its main subject.
Krishna's career as a warrior, in fact, is ended and with this episode the Purana enters its final phase.
British Dictionary definitions for Purana
any of a class of Sanskrit writings not included in the Vedas, characteristically recounting the birth and deeds of Hindu gods and the creation, destruction, or recreation of the universe
Derived forms of PuranaPuranic, adjective
Word Origin for Purana
C17: from Sanskrit: ancient, from purā formerly
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