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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.

Etymologies

Sanskrit Puruṣaḥ, from puruṣaḥ, man.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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