Kshipra, Kṣipra, Kṣiprā: 19 definitions



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The Sanskrit terms Kṣipra and Kṣiprā can be transliterated into English as Ksipra or Kshipra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1) Kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—A son of Upāsaṅga (Upānga, Vāyu-purāṇa).*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 71. 258; Vāyu-purāṇa 96. 249.

2a) Kṣiprā (क्षिप्रा).—A river from the Vindhyas, sacred to Pitṛs.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 32; Matsya-purāṇa 22. 24; 114. 27.

2b) A R. from the Pāriyātra hills.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 29.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र) is the name of a specific marma (vital points) of the human body, according to the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya-saṃhitā. When affected severely, these marmas causes death. The commonly accepted number of marmas in the human body, as described in the Suśruta-saṃhita, is 107 divided into 5 categories: the muscular, vascular, ligament, bone and joints.

The Aṣṭāṅgahṛdaya-saṃhitā by Vāgbhaṭa is a classical Sanskrit treatise dealing with Āyurveda dating from the 6th-century. Together with the Suśruta-saṃhitā and the Caraka-saṃhita, it is considered one of the three main Indian medical classics

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र):—[kṣipraṃ] Spontaneous, Sudden

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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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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—lit. rapid, accelerated, a short name given in the a Prātiśākhya works to a Saṃdhi or euphonic combination of the vowels इ, उ, ऋ (i, u, ),; लृ (lṛ) with a following dissimilar vowel; cf. Uvvaṭa Bhāṣya on R.Pr. III.10; cf. also इको यणचि (iko yaṇaci) P.VI.1.77. The name Kṣipra is given to this Saṃdhi possibly because the vowel, short or long, which is turned into a consonant by this saṃdhi becomes very short (i.e. shorter than a short vowel i.e. a semi-vowel). The word क्षैप्र (kṣaipra) is also used in this sense referring to the Kṣiprasaṃdhi.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र) refers to “that which moves quickly” (i.e., Kuṇḍalinī), according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “Then, O goddess, one should prepare the inner (mental) organ [i.e., antaḥkaraṇa]. Having exhaled the breath and then having drawn it in again into one’s own body, retain it. Once (it has) entered the Root Wheel, it should be checked below and above. (Kuṇḍalinī, the energy in the body) whose form is that of a sleeping snake and (which is) shaped (round like) an earring, awakes and moves quickly following the path of the Channel of Brahmā (brahmānāḍī). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र, “quick”).—What is the meaning of quick (kṣipra)? To cognize a fast moving object or to cognize quickly is called quick (kṣipra) knowledge.

The opposite (setara) of kṣipra is akṣipra (slowly).—Slow cognition or cognition of a slow moving object is called akṣipra, e.g. knowing that the slow moving object is a turtle.

according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.16, “The subdivisions of each of these (kinds of mati, or ‘mind-based knowledge’) are: more, many kinds, quick (kṣipra, opposite: akṣipra), hidden, unexpressed, lasting, and their opposites”.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—a (S) Quick, speedy, swift. 2 as ad Quickly.

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kṣiprā (क्षिप्रा).—f S A name for Khir or ricemilk with sugar and spices.

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

kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—a Quick, swift. ad Quickly.

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kṣiprā (क्षिप्रा).—f Sweetened and spiced rice milk.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—a. [kṣip-rak] (compar. kṣepīyas; superl. kṣepiṣṭha)

1) Elastic (as a bow); ऋतज्येन क्षिप्रेण ब्रह्मणस्पतिः (ṛtajyena kṣipreṇa brahmaṇaspatiḥ) Rv.2.24.8.

2) Quick, speedy.

-pram 1 A measure of time = 1/15 of a Muhūrta.

2) The part of the hand between the thumb and the forefinger and the corresponding part of the foot.

-pram ind. Quickly, speedily, immediately; विनाशं व्रजति क्षिप्रमामपात्रमिवाम्भसि (vināśaṃ vrajati kṣipramāmapātramivāmbhasi) Ms.3.179; Śānti.3.6; Bk.2.44.

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

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—mfn.

(-praḥ-prā-praṃ) Quickly, speedily, quick, swift. adv. n.

(-praṃ) Quickly. E. kṣip to send or despatch, Unadi affix rak.

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

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—[kṣip + ra], I. adj., f. , Quick, Man, 7, 179. Comparat. kṣepīyaṃs, superl. kṣepiṣṭha. Ii. ram, adv. Quickly, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 52, 21. Iii. rāt, adv. Directly, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 280.

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

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र).—[adjective] darting (bow); quick, fast; [neuter] quickly, immediately.

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

1) Kṣipra (क्षिप्र):—[from kṣip] mf(ā)n. ([Comparative degree] kṣepīyas, [superlative degree] kṣepiṣṭha, qq.vv.) springing, flying back with a spring, elastic (as a bow), [Ṛg-veda ii, 24, 8]

2) [v.s. ...] quick, speedy, swift, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vi]

3) [v.s. ...] ix

4) [v.s. ...] (said of certain lunar mansions), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

5) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a son of Kṛṣṇa, [Harivaṃśa 9195]

6) [from kṣip] m., [v]

7) [v.s. ...] [xiii; Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

8) [v.s. ...] n. a measure of time (= 1/15 Muhūrta or 15 Etarhis), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xii, 3, 2, 5]

9) [v.s. ...] the part of the hand between the thumb and forefinger and the corresponding part of the foot, [Suśruta]

10) Kṣiprā (क्षिप्रा):—[from kṣipra > kṣip] ind. ([Vedic or Veda] [accusative] [plural] n.) with a shot, [Ṛg-veda iv, 8, 8]

11) Kṣipra (क्षिप्र):—[from kṣip] n. iv

12) [v.s. ...] [v]

13) [v.s. ...] [x]

14) [v.s. ...] (cf. [Greek] κραιπνός)

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

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र):—[(praḥ-prā-praṃ) a.] Quick, quickly.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Khippa, Galatthia, Ghallia, Chippa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Kṣipra (क्षिप्र):—(a) quick, nimble; ~[] quickness, nimbleness.

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