Kshetrika, Kṣetrika: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣetrika can be transliterated into English as Ksetrika or Kshetrika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣetrika (क्षेत्रिक).—a. (- f.) [क्षेत्रमस्त्यस्य ठन् (kṣetramastyasya ṭhan)] Relating to a field.

-kaḥ 1 A farmer; Ms.8.241,9.53.

2) A husband; हरेत्तत्र नियुक्तायां जातः पुत्रो यथौरसः । क्षेत्रिकस्य तु तद्बीजं धर्मतः प्रसवश्च सः (harettatra niyuktāyāṃ jātaḥ putro yathaurasaḥ | kṣetrikasya tu tadbījaṃ dharmataḥ prasavaśca saḥ) Ms.9.145.

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

Kṣetrika (क्षेत्रिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Having a field, relating to a field, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A farmer, a cultivator. 2. A husbandman. E. kṣetra, and ṭhak aff.

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

Kṣetrika (क्षेत्रिक).—i. e. kṣetra + ika, 1. m. The owner of a field, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 241. 2. A husband, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 9, 145.

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

Kṣetrika (क्षेत्रिक).—[masculine] owner of a field or wife, husband-man.

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

1) Kṣetrika (क्षेत्रिक):—[from kṣetra] mfn. relating to a field, having a field, agrarian, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. the owner of a field, [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Manu-smṛti viii, 241 ff.; ix, 53 f.]

3) [v.s. ...] a farmer, cultivator, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] a husband, [Nārada-smṛti, nāradīya-dharma-śāstra; Manu-smṛti ix, 145.]

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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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