from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism The primeval man, considered to be the soul of the universe, which was created out of his body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Original mar or the highest personal principle or universasoul.
Sanskrit Puruṣaḥ, from puruṣaḥ, man.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)