Kesarin, Kesharin, Keśarin: 8 definitions


Kesarin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Keśarin can be transliterated into English as Kesarin or Kesharin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kesarin (केसरिन्) is another name (synonym) for Kampillaka, which is the Sanskrit word for Mallotus philippensis (kamala tree), a plant from the Cleomaceae family. This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verse 13.99), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Kesarin, (fr. kesara1) having a mane, of a lion, also name of a battle-array (°saṃgāmo) Dpvs. I, 7; cp. AvŚ I. 56. (Page 227)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kesarin (केसरिन्).—m. [keśa-sa-ra-ini]

1) A lion; अनुहुंकुरुते घनध्वनिं न हि गोमायुरुतानि केसरी (anuhuṃkurute ghanadhvaniṃ na hi gomāyurutāni kesarī) Śi.16.25; धनुर्धरः केसरिणं ददर्श (dhanurdharaḥ kesariṇaṃ dadarśa) R.2.29; Ś.7.3.

2) The best, excellent, or most prominent of a class (at the end of comp.); cf. कुञ्जर, सिंह (kuñjara, siṃha) &c.

3) A horse; Mb.12.78.4.

4) The citron plant.

5) The Punnāga tree.

6) Name of the father of Hanūmat.

-riṇī A lioness; Ks.7.12.

See also (synonyms): keśarin.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Keśarin (केशरिन्).—(1) in Lalitavistara 170.16, or Kesari-rāja, Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 22.16, name of a king, former incarnation of Śākyamuni, alluded to in these verses.; his story is unknown to me; (2) kesarin, name of a battle-array (saṃgrāma; so also in Pali, name of a saṃgāma): Avadāna-śataka i.56.4; (3) Keśarin, name of a former Buddha: Sukhāvatīvyūha 6.13.

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Kesarin (केसरिन्) or Kesari-rāja.—see s.v. Keśarin.

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

Keśarin (केशरिन्).—m. (-rī) 1. A lion. 2. A horse. 3. A plant used in dying: see punnāga. 4. Nageswar, (Mesua ferrea.) 5. The citron tree. E. keśara a name, a filament, &c. ini aff.

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Kesarin (केसरिन्).—m. (-rī) 1. A lion. 2. A horse. 3. A plant used in dying: see punnāga. 4. Nageswar, (Mesua ferrea.) 5. A monkey the father of Hanuman. E. kesara a filament, a mane, ini aff.

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

Keśarin (केशरिन्).—i. e. keśara + in, also kesarin kesarin, I. adj., f. iṇi, Having a mane, Mahābhārata 1, 8286. Ii. m. 1. A lion, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 22. 2. A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 39, 26.

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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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