Kshirabdhi, Kṣīrābdhi, Kshira-abdhi: 11 definitions

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Kshirabdhi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kṣīrābdhi can be transliterated into English as Ksirabdhi or Kshirabdhi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Kshirabdhi in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—The birth-place of Śrī;1 churned for nectar;2 on its banks lived Viṣṇu.3

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 8. 16.
  • 2) Ib. I. 9. 77 and 148.
  • 3) Ib. V. 1. 32.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshirabdhi in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—m (S) The sea of milk. One of the seven seas. See saptasamudra.

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

kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—m The sea of milk, one of the seven seas.

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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

[«previous next»] — Kshirabdhi in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—

1) the sea of milk.

2) the अमृत (amṛta); भो वैनतेय क्षीराब्धिः प्रारब्धो मथितुं सुरै (bho vainateya kṣīrābdhiḥ prārabdho mathituṃ surai) Ks.22.186. °jaḥ 1 the moon.

2) the Amṛta or nectar produced at the churning of the sea.

3) an epithet of Śeṣa.

4) a pearl. °jam sea-salt. °jā, °tanayā an epithet of Lakṣmī.

Derivable forms: kṣīrābdhiḥ (क्षीराब्धिः).

Kṣīrābdhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and abdhi (अब्धि).

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

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—m.

(-bdhiḥ) The sea of milk, one of the seven seas surrounding as many worlds. E. kṣīra milk, and abdhi the ocean.

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

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—m. the sea of milk, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 22, 186.

Kṣīrābdhi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and abdhi (अब्धि).

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

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि).—[masculine] = kṣīrasamudra.

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

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि):—[from kṣīra] m. = ra-dhi, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa; Kathāsaritsāgara xxii, 186]

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

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि):—[kṣīrā+bdhi] (bdhiḥ) 2. m. The sea of milk.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Kṣīrābdhi (क्षीराब्धि):—(kṣīra + abdhi) m. das Milchmeer [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] [Kathāsaritsāgara 22, 186.] — Vgl. kṣīroda .

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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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