Kshayitva, Kṣayitva, Kshayi-tva: 5 definitions


Kshayitva means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Kṣayitva can be transliterated into English as Ksayitva or Kshayitva, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Kṣayitva (क्षयित्व) refers to the “perishability (at any moment)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “[com.—He speaks about the perishability at any moment (kṣaṇakṣayitvam) of connections (saṃyogānāṃ)]—Connections with pleasing sense objects, whose impressions are full of deceit like dreams, perish immediately”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshayitva in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣayitva (क्षयित्व):—[=kṣayi-tva] [from kṣayi > kṣi] n. perishableness, fragility, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha iv; Kapila’s Sāṃkhya-pravacana i, 1 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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Kshayitva 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshayitva in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kṣayitva (ಕ್ಷಯಿತ್ವ):—[noun] the act, quality or fact of becoming destroyed, weakened, deteriorated.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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