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Purana

ancient poetic Sanskrit writings of a legendary character, 1690s, from Sanskrit puranah, literally "ancient, former," from pura "formerly, before" (from PIE *pre-, from root *per- (1) "forward," hence "before"). Related: Puranic.

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Definitions of Purana

Purana (n.)
a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances;
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