Meaning of Parsva


Pronunciation: (pärsh'vu, pärs'-), [key]
— n. Jainism.
  1. a semilegendary Tirthankara of the 8th century b.c.,said to have been born after a series of pious incarnations in each of which he was killed by an antagonist who had originally been his elder brother: the twenty-third Tirthankara.
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