Kritakshana, Kṛtakṣaṇa, Krita-kshana: 8 definitions


Kritakshana 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 Kṛtakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Krtaksana or Kritakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kritakshana in Purana glossary
Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṛtakṣaṇa (कृतक्षण).—A King of Videha, who was a member in Yudhiṣṭhira’s court. He made a present of fourteen thousand horses to Yudhiṣṭhira. (Sabhā Parva).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Kṛtakṣaṇa (कृतक्षण).—a.

1) waiting impatiently for the exact moment; कृतक्षणाहं भद्रं ते गमनं प्रति राघव (kṛtakṣaṇāhaṃ bhadraṃ te gamanaṃ prati rāghava) Rām.2.29.15; वयं सर्वे सोत्सुकाः कृतक्षणास्तिष्ठामः (vayaṃ sarve sotsukāḥ kṛtakṣaṇāstiṣṭhāmaḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

2) one who has got an opportunity.

Kṛtakṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and kṣaṇa (क्षण).

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

Kṛtakṣaṇa (कृतक्षण).—adj., f. ṇā, expecting impatiently, Mahābhārata 1, 778. Tatkṣaṇam, i. e. tad -kṣaṇa + m, and ºṇāt, adv. instantly, [Pañcatantra] 69, 20; [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 55, 4. Vastu -kṣaṇāt (abl.), when there is given an opportunity, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 378.

Kṛtakṣaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṛta and kṣaṇa (क्षण).

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

Kṛtakṣaṇa (कृतक्षण).—[adjective] waiting (a moment) for intent upon ([locative], [accusative] [with] prati [infinitive], or —°); impatient.

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

1) Kṛtakṣaṇa (कृतक्षण):—[=kṛta-kṣaṇa] [from kṛta > kṛ] mfn. one who waits for the right moment, one who waits impatiently for a person or thing ([locative case], or [accusative] with prati, or [infinitive mood], or in [compound]; e.g. kṛta-kṣaṇāhaṃ te gamnaṃ prati, I am waiting impatiently for thy going, [Rāmāyaṇa ii, 29, 15]; te bhūmiṇ gantuṃ kṛta-kṣaṇāḥ, they are waiting for the time to proceed to the earth, [Mahābhārata i, 2505])

2) [v.s. ...] having leisure, [Caraka viii, 3]

3) [v.s. ...] ready at hand, not tarrying or lingering, [Caraka iii, 8]

4) [v.s. ...] liable to (in [compound]) [commentator or commentary] on [Chāndogya-upaniṣad]

5) [v.s. ...] ready to, prepared for, intent upon, engrossed by ([compound]), [Jātakamālā]

6) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a prince, [Mahābhārata ii, 122.]

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

Kṛtakṣaṇa (कृतक्षण):—[kṛta-kṣaṇa] (ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a. Made for a little time.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kritakshana 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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