Kshaipra, Kṣaipra: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Kṣaipra can be transliterated into English as Ksaipra or Kshaipra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

1) Kṣaipra (क्षैप्र).—Another name of the क्षिप्रसंधि- (kṣiprasaṃdhi-)See the word क्षिप्र (kṣipra) above;

2) Kṣaipra.—Name given to the Svarita accent borne by the vowel following the semivowel which results from the Kṣiprasaṃdhi; cf. R. Pr. II. 8; III.7,10; VIII. 22: cf. इवर्णोकारयोर्यवकारभावे क्षैप्र उदात्तयोः (ivarṇokārayoryavakārabhāve kṣaipra udāttayoḥ) V.Pr. XX. 1; cf. also युवर्णौ यवौ क्षैप्रः (yuvarṇau yavau kṣaipraḥ) V.Pr.I.115: उदात्तस्वरितयोर्यणः स्वरितोनुदात्तस्य (udāttasvaritayoryaṇaḥ svaritonudāttasya) P.VIII.2.4.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣaipra (क्षैप्र).—Quickness, speediness. -a. A kind of संधि (saṃdhi) (produced by changing the first of the two concurrent vowels to its semi-vowel).

Derivable forms: kṣaipram (क्षैप्रम्).

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

Kṣaipra (क्षैप्र).—[adjective] gliding (a kind of Samdhi).

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

1) Kṣaipra (क्षैप्र):—mfn. ([from] kṣipra), ‘produced by speaking quickly’, a term for a kind of Sandhi produced by changing the first of two concurrent vowels to its semivowel, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya]

2) the Svarita accent on a syllable formed with that Sandhi, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā-prātiśākhya; Atharvaveda-prātiśākhya]

3) n. quickness, speediness [gana] pṛthv-ādi.

context information

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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