[poo-rah-nuh] /pʊˈrɑ nə/
any of 18 collections of Hindu legends and religious instructions.
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
ancient Sanskrit writings of a legendary character, 1690s, from Sanskrit puranah, literally “ancient, former,” from pura “formerly, before,” cognate with Greek paros “before,” pro “before,” Avestan paro “before,” Old English fore, from PIE *pre-, from root *per- (1) “forward, through” (see per). Related: Puranic.
[pyoo-nish-uh n] /pyuˈnɪʃ ən/ noun 1. .
[poo r-bahk] /ˈpʊər bɑk/ noun 1. a walled plain in the third quadrant of the face of the moon: about 75 miles (120 km) in diameter.
[puhn-ish-muh nt] /ˈpʌn ɪʃ mənt/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the fact of being , as for an offense or fault. 3. a penalty inflicted for an offense, fault, etc. 4. severe handling or treatment. /ˈpʌnɪʃmənt/ noun 1. a penalty or sanction given for any crime or offence 2. the act of punishing […]
[pur-sel for 1; pur-suh l for 2] /pɜrˈsɛl for 1; ˈpɜr səl for 2/ noun 1. Edward Mills [milz] /mɪlz/ (Show IPA), 1912–97, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1952. 2. Henry, 1658?–95, English composer. /ˈpɜːsəl/ noun 1. Edward Mills. 1912–97, US physicist, noted for his work on the magnetic moments of atomic nuclei: shared the Nobel […]