Kshetraja, aka: Kṣetrajā, Kṣetraja, Kshetra-ja; 6 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Kṣetrajā and Kṣetraja can be transliterated into English as Ksetraja or Kshetraja, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Kṣetraja (क्षेत्रज) refers to one of the twelve types of sons (putra) defined in the Vyavahārādhyāya of the Yājñavalkyasmṛti verse 2.128-132.—The Kṣetraja is one who is begotten on a wife by sagotra relation of her husband or near kinsman.

Source: Shodhganga: The Vyavaharadhyaya of the Yajnavalkyasmriti
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

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Kṣetrajā (क्षेत्रजा) is another name for Śvetakaṇṭakārī, a medicinal plant related to Kaṇṭakārī, according to verse 4.33-36 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fourth chapter (śatāhvādi-varga) of this book enumerates eighty varieties of small plants (pṛthu-kṣupa). Together with the names Kṣetrajā and Śvetakaṇṭakārī, there are a total of twenty-four Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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kṣētraja (क्षेत्रज).—m (S kṣētra Wife, ja Born. Born of the wife only.) A son, the offspring of the wife by a kinsman, or a person duly appointed to bring issue to the husband. This is one of the twelve kinds of issue acknowledged by the old Hindu law. See dvādaśavidhaputra.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣētraja (क्षेत्रज).—m One of the 12 kinds of sons.

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

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Kṣetraja (क्षेत्रज).—a.

1) produced in a field.

2) born from the body. (-jaḥ) 1 one of the 12 kinds of sons allowed by the old Hindu Law, the offspring of a wife by a kinsman duly appointed to raise up issue to the husband; Ms.9.167,18; Y.1.69,2.128.

Kṣetraja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣetra and ja (ज).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣetraja (क्षेत्रज).—mfn.

(-jaḥ-jā-jaṃ) 1. Produced in a field, (as corn, &c.) 2. Born of the body, &c. m.

(-jaḥ) A son, the offspring of the wife by a kinsman or person duly appointed to procreate issue to the husband. E. kṣetra wife, and ja born, born of the wife only; this is one of the twelve kinds of issue acknowledged by the old Hindu law.

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