Kapalashiras, Kapālaśiras, Kapala-shiras: 5 definitions


Kapalashiras means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Kapālaśiras can be transliterated into English as Kapalasiras or Kapalashiras, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kapālaśiras (कपालशिरस्).—m. epithet of Śiva; तपसा दिवमारूढाः कपालशिरसा सह (tapasā divamārūḍhāḥ kapālaśirasā saha) Rām.2.54.31.

Kapālaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kapāla and śiras (शिरस्). See also (synonyms): kapālapāṇi, kapālabhṛt, kapālamālin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kapālaśiras (कपालशिरस्).—[Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 54, 30 (= 2, 54, 32 Gorr., where

Kapālaśiras is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kapāla and śiras (शिरस्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Kapālaśiras (कपालशिरस्):—[=kapāla-śiras] [from kapāla] m. (kapālaṃ śirasi yasya, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]), Name of Śiva, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 54, 31]

2) [v.s. ...] (the larynx, [Boehtlingk’s Sanskrit-Woerterbuch in kuerzerer fassung])

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Kapalashiras in German

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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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