Kidrish, Kīdṛś: 9 definitions


Kidrish means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kīdṛś can be transliterated into English as Kidrs or Kidrish, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: SOAS University of London: Protective Rites in the Netra Tantra

Kīdṛś (कीदृश्) means “of what kind”, according to the Netratantra of Kṣemarāja: a Śaiva text from the 9th century in which Śiva (Bhairava) teaches Pārvatī topics such as metaphysics, cosmology, and soteriology.—Accordingly, [verse 21.6-9ab]—“But, if [mantras consist of] the forms of Śakti, whose Śakti and of what kind (kīdṛśī)? O Deva, what [does] Śakti cause, what is her purpose, and of what kind is she? If [mantras] do not possess Śakti, what is worshipped with Śakti? Independence cannot be accomplished by anyone without perfection. [...]”.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kīdṛś (कीदृश्).—(-śī f.), kīdṛkṣa (-kṣī f.) Of what kind or sort, of what nature; तद्भोः कीदृगसौ विवेकविभवः कीदृक् प्रबोधोदयः (tadbhoḥ kīdṛgasau vivekavibhavaḥ kīdṛk prabodhodayaḥ) Prab.1; N.1.137.

See also (synonyms): kīdṛśa.

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

Kīdṛś (कीदृश्).—mfn. (-dṛk) Who or what like. E. kim what, dṛś to see, and kvin affix; also with kañ affix; kīdṛśa mfn. (-śaḥ-śī-śaṃ.)

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

Kīdṛś (कीदृश्).—i. e. kim-dṛś, adj. Who or what like, of what kind? [Pañcatantra] 63, 10.

— Cf. [Latin] qualis, and the next.

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

Kīdṛś (कीदृश्).—[feminine] ī of what sort? what like? Before ca & after yāvat indef.

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

1) Kīdṛś (कीदृश्):—[from kīdṛkṣa] mfn. ([Pāṇini 6-3, 90]) of what kind? who or what like? [Ṛg-veda x, 108, 3; Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] yādṛk-kīdrik-ca, of whatsoever kind [commentator or commentary] on [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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

Kīdṛś (कीदृश्):—[(k-śī-k) a.] Like what?

[Sanskrit to German]

Kidrish in German

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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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