Himsra, Hiṃsra, Hiṃsrā: 7 definitions


Himsra means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

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

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 20. 3.
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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

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hiṃsra (हिंस्र).—mfn.

(-sraḥ-srā-sraṃ) 1. Mischievous, hurtful, injurious. 2. Murderous. 3. Terrible. 4. Fierce, cruel, savage. m.

(-sraḥ) 1. Bhima. 2. Siva. 3. A beast of prey. 4. A destroyer. f.

(-srā) 1. Spikenard, (Valeriana Jatamansi.) 2. A vein, a nerve. E. hisi to hurt, Unadi aff. rak .

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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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