Kshar, Kṣar: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣar can be transliterated into English as Ksar or Kshar, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣar (क्षर्).—1 P. [क्षरति-क्षरित (kṣarati-kṣarita)] (Used transitively or intransitively)

1) To flow, glide.

2) To send or stream forth, pour out, emit; तेषु क्षरत्सु बहुधा मदवारिधाराः (teṣu kṣaratsu bahudhā madavāridhārāḥ) R.13.74; Bhaṭṭikāvya 9.8.

3) To drop, trickle, ooze.

4) To waste away, wane, perish.

5) To become useless, have no effect; यज्ञोऽनृतेन क्षरति तपः क्षरति विस्मयात् (yajño'nṛtena kṣarati tapaḥ kṣarati vismayāt) Manusmṛti 4.237.

6) To melt.

7) To slip from, be deprived of (with abl.). -Caus. (kṣārayati-te) To accuse, traduce (usually with ā). -With [vi] to melt away, dissolve.

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

Kṣar (क्षर्).—[kṣara] r. 1st. cl. (kṣarati) 1. To drop or let fall. 2. To distil, to ooze, to trickle. With saṃ, To flow. With ā, r. of the 10th cl. (ākṣārayati) To accuse, to abuse.

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

Kṣar (क्षर्).—i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] (in epic poetry also [Ātmanepada.]). 1. To stream, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, 42, 8. 2. To pass away, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 84. 3. To lose (with abl.), Mahābhārata 13, 4716. 4. To let escape, to yield, Chr. 297, 11 = [Rigveda.] i. 112, 11; Mahābhārata 13, 3720.

— With the prep. vi vi, To dissolve, Mahābhārata 14, 2184.

— Cf. [Latin] scortum (cf. mih); [Gothic.] hôrs.

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

Kṣar (क्षर्).—kṣarati (kṣarate) flow, glide, melt away, perish; flow with, abound in ([accusative]). [Causative] kṣārayati cause to flow, dismiss.

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

Kṣar (क्षर्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] kṣarati ([Epic] also [Ātmanepada] te; [Vedic or Veda] [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] kṣariti, [Pāṇini 7-2, 34]; [subjunctive] kṣarat; [imperfect tense] akṣarat; [Aorist] 3. sg. akṣār (cf. [Nirukta, by Yāska v, 3]); akṣārīt, [Pāṇini 7-2, 2]; p. kṣarat; [infinitive mood] kṣaradhyai, [Ṛg-veda i, 63, 8]),

—to flow, stream, glide, distil, trickle, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.;

—to melt away, wane, perish, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata iii, 7001];

—to fall or slip from, be deprived of ([ablative]), [Mahābhārata xiii, 4716];

—to cause to flow, pour out, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda vii, 18, 2; Manu-smṛti ii, 107; Mahābhārata] etc. (with mūtram, ‘to urine’ [Caraka ii, 4]);

—to give forth a stream, give forth anything richly, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa 8898] ([perfect tense] cakṣāra), [Rāmāyaṇa; Raghuvaṃśa] :—[Causal] kṣārayati, to cause to flow (as urine), [Vaitāna-sūtra];

—to overflow or soil with acrid substances (cf. kṣāra), [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa viii, 142] (cf. kṣārita.)

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṣar (क्षर्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khara, Khira, Jhara, Ṇiccala, Ṇiṭṭua, Paccaḍa, Pajjhara.

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Kshar 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kshar in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) an alkali; —[guna] alkaline property; —[bhumi] barren land..—kshar (क्षार) is alternatively transliterated as Kṣāra.

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