Kshapana, Kṣapaṇa: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣapaṇa can be transliterated into English as Ksapana or Kshapana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—(c) a southern kingdom.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 56.
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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

Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—A Bauddha mendicant.

-ṇam 1 Defilement, impurity (aśauca); सब्रह्मचारिण्येकाहमतीते क्षपणं स्मृतम् (sabrahmacāriṇyekāhamatīte kṣapaṇaṃ smṛtam) Ms.5.71.

2) Destroying, suppressing, expelling.

3) Fasting; चतुर्थभक्तक्षपणं वैश्ये शूद्रे विधीयते (caturthabhaktakṣapaṇaṃ vaiśye śūdre vidhīyate) Mb.13.16.13.

4) Abstinence, chastisement of the body.

Derivable forms: kṣapaṇaḥ (क्षपणः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—m., a member of some heretical (not Buddhist as BR state) sect: Mvy 3530. Perh. a Jaina; AMg. has khavaṇa, seemingly applied to Jains; the word is not recorded in Pali.

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

Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) Shameless, impudent. n.

(-ṇaṃ) Defilement, impurity. E. kṣap to throw away (shame), affix lyuṭ.

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

Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—i. e. kṣap and 3. kṣi, [Causal.], + ana, I. n. 1. Fasting, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 222. 2. Destroying, Mahābhārata 2. 523. Ii. A Buddhistic mendicant; see bhū. Iii. adj. Destroying, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 7, 32.

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

Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—1. [masculine] a Buddhist or Jaina mendicant; [neuter] penance, abstinence.

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Kṣapaṇa (क्षपण).—2. [adjective] destroying; [masculine] destroyer; [neuter] destruction, expulsion, omission (of studies), passing away (the time).

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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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