Kesa, Kesha, Keśā, Keśa: 27 definitions

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Kesa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Kesa has 25 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Keśā and Keśa can be transliterated into English as Kesa or Kesha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kesh.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Keśa (केश):—

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Keśa (केश):—

1) a) [Z. 17] beide Ausgg. lesen [Vetālapañcaviṃśati 5, 9 (4, 12)] ardhakeśa . — b) [Z. 3] lies añjana und schwarzer st. salbenglatter. — g) ein best. Mineral [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 77, 23.] — h) Nomen proprium einer Oertlichkeit [Oxforder Handschriften 339,a,8.] deśa [352,b,17.]

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Keśa (केश):—2. (2. ka + īśa) n. das unter Prajāpati stehende Nakṣatra Rohiṇī [WEBER, Nakṣ. 1, 310. 2, 368.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Keśa (केश):—1. —

1) m. (adj. Comp. f. ā und ī) — a) Haupthaar. — b) Mähne. — c) Pl. Schweif (des Bos grunniens) [233,16.] — d) *eine Art Andropogon. — e) ein best. Mineral. — f) *Beiname — α) Varuṇa's. — β) Viṣṇu's. — g) Nomen proprium — α) *eines Daitya. — β) einer Oertlichkeit. —

2) *f. keśī — a) ein Büschel von Haaren auf dem Scheitel des Kopfes. — b) die Indigopflanze. — c) Carpopogon pruriens. — d) = bhūtakeśī eine best. Pflanze. — e) Beiname der Durgā.

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Keśa (केश):—2. n. das unter Prajāpati (ka) stehende Mondhaus Rohiṇī.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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