Katirohaka, Kaṭirohaka, Kati-rohaka, Kaṭīrohaka: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭirohaka (कटिरोहक) or Kaṭīrohaka (कटीरोहक).—the rider of an elephant (who sits upon the hinder parts of the elephant as distinct from the driver).

Derivable forms: kaṭirohakaḥ (कटिरोहकः), kaṭīrohakaḥ (कटीरोहकः).

Kaṭirohaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kaṭi and rohaka (रोहक).

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

Kaṭirohaka (कटिरोहक).—m.

(-kaḥ) The rider of an elephant, as distinct from the driver, the person that sits upon the loins. E. kaṭi the loins, ruh to mount, and vuñ aff.

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

Kaṭirohaka (कटिरोहक):—[=kaṭi-rohaka] [from kaṭi > kaṭ] m. the rider on an elephant (as sitting behind and not, like the driver, sitting in front), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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