Kirtisoma, Kīrtisoma: 4 definitions



Kirtisoma 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kirtisoma in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Kīrtisoma (कीर्तिसोम) is the name of a Brāhman from Pāṭaliputra, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 61. Accordingly, “... there were two Brāhmans, brothers, in the city of Pāṭaliputra; the elder was called Yajñasoma and the younger Kīrtisoma. And those two young Brāhmans had much wealth derived from their father. Kīrtisoma increased his share by business, but Yajñasoma exhausted his by enjoying and giving”.

The story of Kīrtisoma was narrated by Gomukha to Naravāhanadattain order to demonstrate that “foolish person ruins his master’s interests and then his own”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Kīrtisoma, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kirtisoma in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kīrtisoma (कीर्तिसोम):—[=kīrti-soma] [from kīrti > kīrt] m. Name of a man, [Kathāsaritsāgara lxi, 300.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kīrtisoma (कीर्तिसोम):—[(kī + soma)] m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Kathāsaritsāgara 61, 300.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kīrtisoma (कीर्तिसोम):—m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes.

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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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