Kroshtu, Kroṣṭu: 6 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-English 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.

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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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