pu·​ru·​sha | \ ˈpu̇rəshə \
plural -s

Definition of purusha

: the soul that with prakriti constitutes the primary cause of phenomenal existence according to Sankhya philosophy specifically : an individual soul of an infinite number of like, discrete, and eternal souls

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History and Etymology for purusha

Sanskrit puruṣa, literally, man

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“Purusha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purusha. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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