Kshainya, Kṣaiṇya: 4 definitions



Kshainya 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 Kṣaiṇya can be transliterated into English as Ksainya or Kshainya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣaiṇya (क्षैण्य).—

1) Destruction; Rāj. T.5.263.

2) Leanness, slenderness.

Derivable forms: kṣaiṇyam (क्षैण्यम्).

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

Kṣaiṇya (क्षैण्य).—i. e. kṣīṇa + ya, n. Ruin, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 262.

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

Kṣaiṇya (क्षैण्य).—[neuter] perishing.

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

1) Kṣaiṇya (क्षैण्य):—n. ([from] kṣīṇa), destruction, wasting away (ifc.), [Rājataraṅgiṇī v, 262]

2) leanness, slenderness, emaciation, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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