base of adv. & prep. denoting “before”; abl. purato (adv. & prep. in front of (with gen.), before (only local) Vin.i.179 Vin.ii.32; DN.ii.14 (mātu); SN.i.137; Pv.i.11#1, Pv.i.11#3 (opp pacchā); Pv.ii.8#6 (janâdhipassa); DN-a.i.152; Pv-a.5 (purisassa), Pv-a.22, Pv-a.39 (tassa). Often repeated (distributively purato purato each time in front, or in front of each, or continuously in front Vin.ii.213; Vism.18; cp. pacchato pacchato.
Otherwise *pura occurs only in foll der.: 1 adverbial: *puraḥ in purakkharoti, purekkhāra purohita; purā, pure, puratthaṃ, puratthato. 2 adjectival: purāṇa, puratthima, purima.
on etym. see purā, purāṇa, pure
a town, fortress, city Vin.i.8 = MN.i.171 (Kāsinaṃ puraṃ); Ja.i.196, Ja.i.215; Snp.976, Snp.991, Snp.1012 (˚uttama), Snp.1013; Ja.vi.276 (= nagara C); Mhvs.14, Mhvs.29
■ avapure below the fortress MN.i.68
■ devapura city of the Gods SN.iv.202; Vv.64#30 (= Sudassana-mahā-nagara Vv-a.285). See also purindada.
dwelling, house or (divided) part of a house (= antepura), a meaning restricted to the Jātakas, e.g. Ja.v.65 (= nivesana C.); Ja.vi.251, Ja.vi.492 (= antepura). Cp. thīpura lady’s room, harem, also “lady Ja.v.296, and antepura.
the body [cp. Sk. pura body as given by Halāyudha 2, 355, see Aufrecht p. 273] Thag.279 Thag.1150 (so read for pūra, cp. Kern
s. v. & under sarīradeha)
■ Cp. porin.
Vedic pur. f., later Sk. puraṃ nt. & purī f.