Krikalasa, Kṛkalāsa, Krikalasha, Kṛkalāśa: 10 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Kṛkalāsa and Kṛkalāśa can be transliterated into English as Krkalasa or Krikalasa or Krikalasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

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

Kṛkālasa (कृकालस) refers to a “lizard”.—The Kaśyapasmṛti states that if a lizard (Kṛkālasa) and serpent are killed, the offend er must fast for three nights and donate metal (Loha).

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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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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास).—A lizard, chameleon; प्राणं न विच्छिन्द्यादपि कृकलासस्य (prāṇaṃ na vicchindyādapi kṛkalāsasya) Bṛ. Up.1.5.14; पत्रोर्णं चोरयित्वा तु कृकलत्वं निगच्छति (patrorṇaṃ corayitvā tu kṛkalatvaṃ nigacchati) Mb.13.111.14; कृकलासं गिरिनिभं वीक्ष्य विस्मितमानसाः (kṛkalāsaṃ girinibhaṃ vīkṣya vismitamānasāḥ) Bhāg.1.64.3.

Derivable forms: kṛkalāsaḥ (कृकलासः).

See also (synonyms): kṛkala, kṛkalāśa.

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

Kṛkalāśa (कृकलाश).—m.

(-śaḥ) See the next.

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Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास).—m.

(-saḥ) A lizard, chameleon. E. kṛka the throat, and las to play, &c. affix aṇ; also kṛkalāśa.

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

Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास).—m. A lizard, a chameleon, Mahābhārata 13, 3455.

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

Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास).—[masculine] lizard, chameleon.

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

Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास):—m. a lizard, chameleon, [Maitrāyaṇī-saṃhitā; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa etc.]

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

1) Kṛkalāśa (कृकलाश):—[kṛka-lāśa] (śaḥ) 1. m. A lizard.

2) Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास):—[kṛka-lāsa] (saḥ) 1. m. Idem.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṛkalāsa (कृकलास) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Kaṃkalāsa.

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Krikalasa 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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