Kashmiraja, Kāśmīraja, Kaśmīraja: 10 definitions


Kashmiraja means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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 terms Kāśmīraja and Kaśmīraja can be transliterated into English as Kasmiraja or Kashmiraja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kashmiraja in Purana glossary
Source: archive.org: Nilamata Purana: a cultural and literary study

Kāśmīraja (काश्मीरज) is a synonym for “saffron” once common in ancient Kashmir (Kaśmīra) as mentioned in the Nīlamatapurāṇa.—In a verse of the Bhāva-prakāśa quoted in the Śabdakalpadruma, the saffron of Kaśmīra is described as the best of all the qualities of saffron grown in other countries. Indian Kośas, giving Kāśmīraja as a synonym of saffron, prove that the saffron used throughout India came mainly from Kaśmīra.

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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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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Kashmiraja in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Kasmiraja in India is the name of a plant defined with Crocus sativus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Geanthus autumnalis Raf. (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Gard. Chron. (1879)
· Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalayan Mountains (1834)
· Fl. Ital. (1860)
· Regnum Vegetabile, or ‘a Series of Handbooks for the Use of Plant Taxonomists and Plant Geographers’ (1993)
· Irid. Gen. (1827)
· Gardeners Dictionary, ed. 8 (1768)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kashmiraja in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaśmīraja (कश्मीरज).—m., n. saffron; कश्मीरजस्य कटुताऽपि नितान्तरम्या (kaśmīrajasya kaṭutā'pi nitāntaramyā) Bv.1.71. v. l.

Derivable forms: kaśmīrajaḥ (कश्मीरजः), kaśmīrajam (कश्मीरजम्).

Kaśmīraja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaśmīra and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): kaśmīrajanman.

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Kāśmīraja (काश्मीरज).—n. saffron; काश्मीरजस्य कटुताऽपि नितान्तरम्या (kāśmīrajasya kaṭutā'pi nitāntaramyā) Bv.1.71; Śiśupālavadha 11.53.

Derivable forms: kāśmīrajam (काश्मीरजम्).

Kāśmīraja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kāśmīra and ja (ज). See also (synonyms): kāśmīrajanman.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kāśmīraja (काश्मीरज).—n.

(-jaṃ) 1. A costus. 2. Saffron: see kaśmīra. f.

(-jaḥ) Atis or Betula: see ativiṣā E. kāśmīra and ja born; produced in Kashmir.

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

Kāśmīraja (काश्मीरज).—[neuter] saffron.

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

1) Kāśmīraja (काश्मीरज):—[=kāśmīra-ja] [from kāśmīra] n. ‘coming from Kāśmīra’, saffron, [Naiṣadha-carita xxii, 56; Bhāminī-vilāsa]

2) [v.s. ...] the tuberous root of the plant Costus speciosus

3) Kāśmīrajā (काश्मीरजा):—[=kāśmīra-jā] [from kāśmīra-ja > kāśmīra] f. birch (or Aconitum ferox?), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Kāśmīraja (काश्मीरज):—[kāśmīra-ja] (jaṃ) 1. n. A costus, saffron.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kashmiraja 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kashmiraja in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kāśmīraja (ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರಜ):—[adjective] born in the state of ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರ [kashmira].

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Kāśmīraja (ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರಜ):—

1) [noun] the perennial plant Crocus sativus of Iridaceae family with funnel-shaped, purplish flowers having orange stigmas; saffron plant.

2) [noun] the dried, aromatic stigmas of this plant, used in flavouring and colouring foods; saffron.

3) [noun] a red pigment , applied by women on their forehead, as a sign of auspiciousness; vermilion.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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