Himsra, aka: Hiṃsra, Hiṃsrā; 3 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Hiṃsra (हिंस्र).—One of the seven sons of Kauśika.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 20. 3.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

hiṃsra (हिंस्र).—a Murderous, bloody. Ferocious, cruel.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiṃsra (हिंस्र).—a. [hiṃs-r] Injurious, noxious, mischievous, hurtful, murderous; व्याधिता वाधिवेत्तव्या हिंस्रार्थघ्री च सर्वदा (vyādhitā vādhivettavyā hiṃsrārthaghrī ca sarvadā) Ms.9.8;12.56.

2) Terrible.

3) Cruel, fierce, savage.

-sraḥ 1 A fierce animal, beast of prey; सा दुष्प्रधर्षा मनसापि हिंस्रैः (sā duṣpradharṣā manasāpi hiṃsraiḥ) R.2.27.

2) A destroyer.

3) Name of Śiva.

4) Name of Bhīma.

5) A man who delights in injuring living creatures; Ms.3.164.

-sram Cruelty; Ms.1.29.

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Hiṃsrā (हिंस्रा).—

1) A vein, nerve.

2) Spikenard (jaṭāmāṃsi).

3) The Guñjā plant; L. D. B.

4) A kind of grain (gavedhu); L. D. B.

5) Fat.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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