Kshaura, Kṣaura: 7 definitions


Kshaura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kṣaura can be transliterated into English as Ksaura or Kshaura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣaura (क्षौर).—n (S) Shaving (esp. the head).

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

kṣaura (क्षौर).—n Shaving.


context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣaura (क्षौर).—Shaving.

-rī A razor. -a.

1) Performed with a razor.

2) Very sharp.

Derivable forms: kṣauram (क्षौरम्).

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

Kṣaura (क्षौर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. Shaving the head. 2. Shaving in general. f. (-rī) A razor. E. kṣura a razor, affix aṇ.

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

Kṣaura (क्षौर).—i. e. kṣura + a, n. Shaving, [Hitopadeśa] 101, 6.

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

Kṣaura (क्षौर).—[adjective] done with a razor. [neuter] (±karman) shaving. kṣauraṃ kṛ shave, kāray have one’s self shaved.

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

1) Kṣaura (क्षौर):—mfn. ([from] kṣura), performed with a razor (with karman, ‘shaving’), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā iic, 12]

2) m. = -mantra, [Sāyaṇa on Taittirīya-saṃhitā i]

3) n. shaving the head, shaving in general (raṃ √1. kṛ, to shave, [Hitopadeśa]; raṃ, [Causal] √1. kṛ, to have one’s self shaved, [Hitopadeśa]), [Cāṇakya]

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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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