Kshatriya, Ksatriya, Kṣatriya, Kṣatriyā: 35 definitions


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Kshatriya has 33 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Kṣatriya and Kṣatriyā can be transliterated into English as Ksatriya or Kshatriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Kshatriy.

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

Kṣatriya (क्षत्रिय):—

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

Kṣatriya (क्षत्रिय):—1. —

1) Adj. Subst. herrschend , mit den Eigenschaften eines Herrschers begabt , Herrscher.

2) m. — a) ein Angehöriger des Fürstenstandes , — der zweiten Kaste. Am Ende eines. adj. Comp. f. — b) Pl. Nomen proprium eines Volkes [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhatsaṃhitā 14,28.] — c) *ein rothes Pferd [Galano's Wörterbuch] —

3) f. ā — a) eine Angehörige des Fürstenstandes , — der zweiten Kaste. te kṣatriyā so v.a. eine zur zweiten Kaste gehörige Frau [42,18.] — b) Beiname der Durgā. —

4) *f. ī die Frau eines Angehörigen des zweiten Kaste.

5) n. Herrschermacht , -würde.

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Kṣatriya (क्षत्रिय):—2. Adj. [Sāhityadarpaṇa 78,21] fehlerhaft für kṣetriya ; vgl. [Indische sprüche 4023.]

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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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