Kasturimriga, Kastūrīmṛga, Kasturi-mriga: 6 definitions


Kasturimriga 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.

The Sanskrit term Kastūrīmṛga can be transliterated into English as Kasturimrga or Kasturimriga, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Kastūrimṛga (कस्तूरिमृग) refers to the Musk deer (Moschus Moschiferus), according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kastūrīmṛga (कस्तूरीमृग).—m (S) The musk-deer, Moschus moschiferus.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kastūrīmṛga (कस्तूरीमृग).—the musk-deer.

Derivable forms: kastūrīmṛgaḥ (कस्तूरीमृगः).

Kastūrīmṛga is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kastūrī and mṛga (मृग). See also (synonyms): kasturikākuraṅga, kastūrīkuraṅga, kasturikāmṛga.

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

Kastūrīmṛga (कस्तूरीमृग):—[=kastūrī-mṛga] [from kastūrī > kastūrikā] m. the musk-deer [commentator or commentary] on [Kumāra-sambhava i, 55.]

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Kasturimriga 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

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kastūrimṛga (ಕಸ್ತೂರಿಮೃಗ):—

1) [noun] a small, hornless deer (Moschus moschiferus) of the uplands of central Asia, the male of which secretes musk and has tusklike upper canines; musk deer.

2) [noun] any of several nocturnal, catlike carnivores (family Viverridae) of India, with spotted, yellowish fur, valued for its civet; civet cat.

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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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