Kshipti, Kṣipti: 8 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣipti can be transliterated into English as Ksipti or Kshipti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: Wikibooks (hi): Sanskrit Technical Terms

Kṣipti (क्षिप्ति).—Celestial latitude. Note: Kṣipti is a Sanskrit technical term used in ancient Indian sciences such as Astronomy, Mathematics and Geometry.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: archive.org: Hindu Mathematics

Kṣipti (क्षिप्ति) is another name for Kṣepa or Prakṣepa (“interpolator”), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—According to Pṛthūdakasvāmī (860) in his commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta (628): “An optionally chosen number is taken as the lesser root (hrasvamūla). That number, positive or negative, which being added to or subtracted from its square multiplied by the prakṛti (multiplier) gives a result yielding a square-root, is called the interpolator (kṣepaka). And this (resulting) root is called the greater root (jyeṣṭhamūla)”. The interpolator is called by Brahmagupta kṣepa, prakṣepa or prakṣepaka. Śrīpati occasionally employs the synonym kṣipti. When negative, the interpolator is sometimes distinguished as ‘the subtractive’ (śodhaka). The positive interpolator is then called ‘the additive’.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣipti (क्षिप्ति).—f. [kṣip-ktin]

1) Throwing, sending forth.

2) Explaining a hidden meaning (such as solving riddles).

3) (in drama) The exposure of a secret.

4) also [kṣiptikā] (in Alg.) The quantity to be added to the square of the least root multiplied by the multiplicator (to render it capable of yielding an exact square root).

Derivable forms: kṣiptiḥ (क्षिप्तिः).

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

Kṣipti (क्षिप्ति).—f.

(-ptiḥ) 1. Throwing. 2. Sending, ordering. 3. Solving a riddle, explaining or understanding a hidden meaning. E. kṣip to throw, ktin aff.

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

1) Kṣipti (क्षिप्ति):—[from kṣip] f. sending, throwing, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] solving a riddle, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] explaining or understanding a hidden meaning, [Horace H. Wilson]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [dramatic language]) the becoming known or exposure of a secret, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa 373]

5) [v.s. ...] (in [algebra]) = kṣiptikā.

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

Kṣipti (क्षिप्ति):—(ptiḥ) 2. f. Throwing; sending; solving, explaining.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kshipti 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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