Kshar, Kṣar: 5 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-English 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; Bk.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) Ms.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.

context information

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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