Khanjarita, Khañjarīṭa, Khamjarita: 13 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Khanjarita in Ayurveda glossary
Source: Sushruta samhita, Volume I

Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट) or Khañjarīṭaka (खञ्जरीटक)—Sanskrit word for a bird corresponding to wagtail (Matacilla sp.). This animal is from the group called Pratuda (which peck). Pratuda itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

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

1) Khañjarita (खञ्जरित) (lit. “a wagtail”) is a synonym (another name) for the Khañjana, 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.

2) Khañjarīta (खञ्जरीत) also refers to the White-browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis).

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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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Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Prācyā: Animals and animal products as reflected in Smṛti texts

Khañjariṭa (खञ्जरिट) refers to the bird “Wagtail” (Motacilla alba).—Birds have been described in several ancient Sanskrit texts that they have been treated elaborately by eminent scholars. These birds [viz., Khañjariṭa] are enumerated in almost several Smṛtis in context of specifying the expiations for killing them and their flesh being used as a dietary article to give satisfaction to the manes (Pitṛs) in Śrāddha rites. These are elaborated especially in the Manusmṛti, Parāśarasmṛti [chapter VI], Gautamasmṛti [chapter 23], Śātātapasmṛti [II.54-56], Uśānasmṛti [IX.10-IX.12], Yājñavalkyasmṛti [I.172-I.175], Viṣṇusmṛti [51.28-51.29], Uttarāṅgirasasmṛti [X.16].

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Khanjarita in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

khañjarīṭa (खंजरीट).—m A wagtail.

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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

[«previous next»] — Khanjarita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट).—The wag-tail; Bv.2.78; Manusmṛti 5.14; Y.1.174; Amaruśataka 99.

Derivable forms: khañjarīṭaḥ (खञ्जरीटः).

See also (synonyms): khañjarīṭaka, khañjalekha.

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

Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट).—m.

(-ṭaḥ) A wag-tail. E. khañja lame, to go, kīṭan affix, deriv. irr.

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

Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट).—and khañjarī- ṭaka khañjarīṭa + ka, m. A wag-tail, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 174; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 14.

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

Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट).—[masculine] the same.

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

1) Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट):—[from khañj] m. the wagtail, [Yājñavalkya i, 174; Amaru-śataka; Caurapañcāśikā]

2) [v.s. ...] = khaḍgār, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Khañjarīṭa (खञ्जरीट):—[khañja-rīṭa] (ṭaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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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

[«previous next»] — Khanjarita in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Khaṃjarīṭa (ಖಂಜರೀಟ):—[noun] = ಖಂಜನ [khamjana].

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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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