Ksharashreshtha, Kṣāraśreṣṭha, Kshara-shreshtha: 4 definitions
Ksharashreshtha 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 Kṣāraśreṣṭha can be transliterated into English as Ksarasrestha or Ksharashreshtha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kṣāraśreṣṭha (क्षारश्रेष्ठ).—alkaline earth.
Derivable forms: kṣāraśreṣṭham (क्षारश्रेष्ठम्).
Kṣāraśreṣṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣāra and śreṣṭha (श्रेष्ठ).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kṣāraśreṣṭha (क्षारश्रेष्ठ):—[=kṣāra-śreṣṭha] [from kṣāra > kṣar] m. idem, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] the tree Butea frondosa, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [v.s. ...] n. alkaline earth (= vajra-kṣāra), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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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