puranic

Purana

[poo-rah-nuh]
noun
any of 18 collections of Hindu legends and religious instructions.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Sanskrit: of old

Puranic, adjective
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Purana (pʊˈrɑːnə)
 
n
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
 
[C17: from Sanskrit: ancient, from purā formerly]
 
Pu'ranic
 
adj

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Purana
ancient Skt. writings of a legendary character, 1696, from Skt. puranah, lit. "ancient, former," from pura "formerly, before," cognate with Gk. paros "before," pro "before," O.E. fore.
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