Khadgin, Khaḍgin: 10 definitions


Khadgin means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्)—Sanskrit word for the animal “rhinoceros” (Rhinoceros unicornis). This animal is from the group called Kūlacara (‘shore-dwellers’). Kūlacara itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Ānupa (those that frequent marshy places).

The flesh of the rhinoceros has an astringent taste, and is pleasing to one's departed manes in the shape of an oblation (Pitryam). It is sacred, imparts longevity, tends to suppress the discharge of urine, produces a condition of parchedness in the organism, and destroys the deranged Vāyu and Kapham.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Khāḍgin.—(EI 23), same as Khāḍgika. Note: khāḍgin is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्).—a. (- f.) Armed with a sword. -m.

1) A rhinoceros; शार्दूलानां वृकाणां च खड्गिनां वनदंष्ट्रिणाम् (śārdūlānāṃ vṛkāṇāṃ ca khaḍgināṃ vanadaṃṣṭriṇām) Śiva. B.22.29.

2) An epithet of Śiva.

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

Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्).—(1) m., or khaḍgina, nt. (compare khaḍga), a high number: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 262.16 (verse) nikhaḍgaṃ (q.v.) tad vidur mantrī nikhaḍgaṃ cāpi khaḍginam (follows line 15 cited s.v. khaḍga, and seems to mean that khaḍga, nikhaḍga, and khaḍgin(a) are interchangeable terms); (2) m., a Pratyekabuddha (because he is often compared to a rhi- noceros, Sanskrit khaḍgin; see s.v. khaḍgaviṣāṇa): (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 67.9, 14; 122.7; 156.7; 238.5; also pratyeka-khaḍgin, 108.23; 112.20; 114.21; 169.26.

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

Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्).—i. e. khaḍga + in, I. adj., f. inī, Armed with a sword, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 10, 22. Ii. m. A rhinoceros, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 26, 14.

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

Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्).—[adjective] armed with a sword.

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

1) Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्):—[from khaḍga] mfn. armed with a sword, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Śiva, [Mahābhārata xiii, 1157]

3) [v.s. ...] a rhinoceros, [Rāmāyaṇa i, 26, 14; Suśruta i, 46, 88 and 97; Kādambarī]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of Mañjuśrī (cf. khadga, ‘a Pratyeka-buddha’), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Khaḍgin (खड्गिन्):—(ṅgī) 5. m. A rhinoceros; a Jaina. a. Armed with a sword.

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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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