noun, Pu·ra·na often capitalized \p-ˈrä-nə\

Definition of PURANA

:  one of a class of Hindu sacred writings chiefly from a.d. 300 to a.d. 750 comprising popular myths and legends and other traditional lore
Pu·ra·nic \-nik\ adjective

Origin of PURANA

Sanskrit purāṇa, from purāṇa ancient, from purā formerly; akin to Sanskrit pura before, Greek para beside, pro before — more at for
First Known Use: 1696


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