Kroshtu, Kroṣṭu: 10 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Kroṣṭu can be transliterated into English as Krostu or Kroshtu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु).—A son of Yadu and father of Dvajinīvan.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 69. 2; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 7; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 11. 5; 12. 1.

1b) A son of Kārtavīrya Arjuṅa and Rājaṛṣi; father of Vṛjinīvat. In this line was born Vṛṣṇi.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 70. 14-15; Matsya-purāṇa 43. 46; 44. 14-5.
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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु).—m. (-ṣṭrī f.) [क्रुश्-तुन् (kruś-tun) Uṇ.1.69] A jackal (the strong cases of this word are necessarily formed from kroṣṭṛ and the weak ones optionally); so क्रोष्टुक (kroṣṭuka) Y.1.148. कोष्टारोऽभ्यद्रवन्सर्वे संरब्धा हतबान्धवाः (koṣṭāro'bhyadravansarve saṃrabdhā hatabāndhavāḥ) Bhāg.1.15.36. ... त्रस्यत् क्रोष्ट्रुकुलाकुला (trasyat kroṣṭrukulākulā) Śiva. B.22.68.

See also (synonyms): kroṣṭṛ.

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

Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु).—mf. (-ṣṭā-ṣṭrī) A jackall. kruś to cry or call, and tun aff; the noun declined in many cases like nouns in .

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

Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु).—i. e. kruś + tu, the base of most cases is kroṣṭṛ kroṣṭṛ, i. e. kruś + tṛ, m., f. trī, A jackal, [Draupadīpramātha] 1, 17.

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

Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु).—[masculine] a jackal.

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

1) Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु):—[from kruś] a m. (must form strong cases and may form weak cases from kroṣṭṝ, Gramm. 128. c, [Pāṇini 7-1, 95 and 97]) ‘crier’, a jackal, [Yājñavalkya i, 148]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Yadu and father of Vṛjinīvat, [Harivaṃśa 1906 and 1969.]

3) b kroṣṭuka See √kruś.

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

Kroṣṭu (क्रोष्टु):—(ṣṭā) 2. m. f. A jackal.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kroshtu 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Krōṣṭu (ಕ್ರೋಷ್ಟು):—

1) [noun] a man who cries, yells; a screamer.

2) [noun] a wild doglike mammal Canis aureus of the genus Canis, which usu. hunts for food in packs at night, and also eat carrion and certain plants; a jackal.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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