Kroshtriya, Kroṣṭrīya, Kroṣṭrīyā: 3 definitions


Kroshtriya 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 terms Kroṣṭrīya and Kroṣṭrīyā can be transliterated into English as Krostriya or Kroshtriya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kroṣṭrīya (क्रोष्ट्रीय).—An ancient school of grammarians who are believed to have written rules or Vārttikas on some rules of Pāṇini to modify them; the क्रोष्ट्रीय (kroṣṭrīya) school is quoted in the Mahābhāṣya; cf. परिभाषान्तरमिति च मत्वा क्रोष्ट्रीयाः पठन्ति । (paribhāṣāntaramiti ca matvā kroṣṭrīyāḥ paṭhanti |) M. Bh. on P. I.1.3.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kroṣṭrīyā (क्रोष्ट्रीया).—Followers of the school of grammar started by क्रोष्टु (kroṣṭu); क्रोष्ट्रीयाः पठन्ति (kroṣṭrīyāḥ paṭhanti) Mahābhārata on P.I.1.3.

Derivable forms: kroṣṭrīyāḥ (क्रोष्ट्रीयाः).

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

1) Kroṣṭrīya (क्रोष्ट्रीय):—[from kruś] a m. [plural] Name of a school of grammarians, [Patañjali on Pāṇini 1-1, 3], [vArttika] 6.

2) [from kroṣṭu] b See, [ib.]

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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. 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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