Kshanamatra, Kṣaṇamātra: 6 definitions


Kshanamatra 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 Kṣaṇamātra can be transliterated into English as Ksanamatra or Kshanamatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Kṣaṇamātra (क्षणमात्र) means “only for a moment”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.18 (“Description of the perturbation caused by Kāma”).—Accordingly, after Śiva described Pārvatī: “[...] Thinking thus only for a moment [i.e., kṣaṇamātra], the enlightened Śiva became detached, honoured Pārvatī and spoke. [...]”.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kshanamatra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣaṇamātra (क्षणमात्र).—adv. n.

(-traṃ) Momentary, but for a moment. E. kṣaṇa, and mātra only.

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

Kṣaṇamātra (क्षणमात्र):—[=kṣaṇa-mātra] [from kṣaṇa] n. ‘only a moment’

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

Kṣaṇamātra (क्षणमात्र):—[kṣaṇa-mātra] (traṃ) adv. For a moment.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kshanamatra 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

[«previous next»] — Kshanamatra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṣaṇamātra (ಕ್ಷಣಮಾತ್ರ):—[adverb] for a moment or short period; temporarily; momentarily.

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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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