Kha; 11 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

The void, the empty space of the heart, suṣumṇā-nāḍī, or cranial vault, is also termed kha—hole, cavity, empty space—whence statements in hathayogic sources concerning the free-floating state of th emeditative mind, intellect, or consciousness in the ether: this is khecara, “moving in the ether”.

Source: Google Books: The Alchemical Body
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Kha (ख).—tad. affix, always changed into ईन (īna), (l) applied to the word कुल (kula) in the sense of a descendant, e.g. कुलीनः, आढ्यकुलीनः (kulīnaḥ, āḍhyakulīnaḥ); cf. P. IV. 1.139; (2) applied to the words अवार, पार, पारावार (avāra, pāra, pārāvāra) and अवारपार (avārapāra) in the Śaīṣika senses, e. g. अवारीणः, पारीणः (avārīṇaḥ, pārīṇaḥ) etc.; cf. P.IV.2.93 and Vārttikas 2, 3 on it; (3) applied to words ending in the word वर्ग (varga) (which does not mean 'sound' or 'letter') in the sense of 'present there,' e. g. वासुदेववर्गीणः, युधिष्ठिरवर्गीणः (vāsudevavargīṇaḥ, yudhiṣṭhiravargīṇaḥ); cf. P. IV. 3.64; (4) applied to the words सर्वधुर (sarvadhura) and एकधुर (ekadhura) in the sense of 'bearing,' and to ओजसू, वेशोभग, यशोभग (ojasū, veśobhaga, yaśobhaga) and पूर्व (pūrva), e.g. ओजसीनः (ojasīnaḥ) etc., cf. P.IV.4.78, 79, 130, 132, 133; (5) applied in the sense of 'favourable to' to the words आत्मन्, विश्वजन (ātman, viśvajana), etc. (P.V.1.9), to विंशतिक (viṃśatika), (32) to आढक, आचित, पात्र (āḍhaka, ācita, pātra) and others (53-55), to समा (samā) (85-86), to रात्रि, अहन्, संवत्सर (rātri, ahan, saṃvatsara) and वर्ष (varṣa) (87-88) and संवत्सर (saṃvatsara) and परिवत्सर (parivatsara) (92); e. g. आत्मनीनः, आढकीनः पात्रीणः, समीनः, संवत्स-रीणः (ātmanīnaḥ, āḍhakīnaḥ pātrīṇaḥ, samīnaḥ, saṃvatsa-rīṇaḥ) etc.; (6) to the words सर्वचर्मन्, यथामुख (sarvacarman, yathāmukha) etc. e. g. सर्वचर्मीणः (sarvacarmīṇaḥ) cf. P.V. 2.5 to 17; (7) to the words अषडक्ष, अशितंगु (aṣaḍakṣa, aśitaṃgu) etc. cf. P.V.4.7,8. e. g. अषडक्षीणः (aṣaḍakṣīṇaḥ). (8) ख (kha) is also a technical term in the sense of elision or लोप (lopa) in the Jainendra Grammar cf. Jain I. 1.61. (9) The word ख (kha) is used in the sense of 'glottis' or the hole of the throat (गलबिल (galabila)) in the ancient Prātiṣākhya works.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Kha (ख).—1. Void. 2. Sky. Note: Kha is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms
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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Kha (ख).—This syllable has the meanings 'empty' and 'organ of sense'. (Agni Purāṇa, Chapter 348).

Source: Puranic Encyclopaedia
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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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India history and geogprahy

Kha.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘cypher’. Note: kha is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

kha : (nt.) space; sky.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Kha, syllable & ending, functioning also as root, meaning “void, empty” or as n. meaning “space”; expld. by Bdhgh with ref. to dukkha as “khaṃ saddo pana tucche; tucchaṃ hi ākāsaṃ khan ti vuccati” Vism. 494.—In meaning “space, sky” in cpd. khaga “sky-goer” (cp. viha-ga of same meaning), i.e. bird Abhp 624; Bdhd 56. (Page 230)

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

kha (ख).—The second consonant, and the aspirate of the preceding letter. It is here represented by Kh.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kha (ख).—The 2nd consonant. n The heavens.

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khā (खा).—or -khā m Impetuous actions.

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kha (ख).—or- m A cradle. f m A vegetable.

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kha (ख).—or- or- m Apparel or gar- ments. ?B karaṇēṃ To dress up one's person finely.

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kha (ख).—or- or-ga & ????/d> or-khī or- See pōśāka & pōśākī.

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kha (ख).—or- f A musket or firelock. Matchlock. baṃ?B ḍāmbhaṇēṃ To fix a musket near a beast which a tiger has killed.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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-English dictionary

Kha (ख).—The sun.

-kham 1 The sky; खं केशवोऽपर इवाक्रमितुं प्रवृत्तः (khaṃ keśavo'para ivākramituṃ pravṛttaḥ) Mk.5.2; यावद्गिरः खे मरुतां चरन्ति (yāvadgiraḥ khe marutāṃ caranti) Ku.3.72; Me.9.

2) Heaven.

3) Organ of sense; पराञ्चि खानि व्यतृणत्स्वयंभूस्तमात्पराङ् पश्यति नान्तरात्मन् (parāñci khāni vyatṛṇatsvayaṃbhūstamātparāṅ paśyati nāntarātman) Kaṭh.2.1.1.

4) A city.

5) A field.

6) A cypher.

7) A dot, an anusvāra.

8) A cavity, an aperture, hollow, hole; नश्यतीषुर्यथा विद्धः खे विद्धमनुविध्यतः (naśyatīṣuryathā viddhaḥ khe viddhamanuvidhyataḥ) Ms.9.43.

9) An aperture of the human body; (of which there are 9, i. e. the mouth, the two ears, the two eyes, the two nostrils, and the organs of excretion and generation); खानि चैव स्पृशेदद्भिः (khāni caiva spṛśedadbhiḥ) Ms.2.6,53;4.144; Y.1.2; cf. Ku.3.5.

1) A wound.

11) Happiness, pleasure.

12) Tale.

13) Action.

14) Knowledge.

15) Brahman.

16) The glottis (in anatomy).

17) The tenth mansion from any given constellation or the sun's entrance into it.

-khā 1 A well, fountain.

2) A river.

3) Pārvatī.

4) The earth.

5) Lakṣmi.

6) The speech; cf. खोमा क्ष्मा कमला च गीः (khomā kṣmā kamalā ca gīḥ) Enm.

Derivable forms: khaḥ (खः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kha (ख).—The second consonant of the Deva Nagari alphabet, being the aspirate of the proceding; it is written in the Roman character K'h.

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Kha (ख).—n.

(-khaṃ) 1. Heaven. 2. Sky or ether. 3. An organ of sense. 4. Knowledge. 5. Happiness, pleasure. 6. vacuity. 7. A dot, a cypher. 8. A city, a field. 9. Action. 10. Auspiciousness. 11. Tale. 12. The tenth constellation from any given one, or the sun’s entrance into it. 13. Brahma the supreme spirit. m.

(-khaḥ) A name of the sun. E. khan to dig, to penetrate, affix ḍa.

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