Kshirapa, Kṣīrapa, Kshira-pa: 5 definitions
Kshirapa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Kṣīrapa can be transliterated into English as Ksirapa or Kshirapa, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kṣīrapa (क्षीरप).—a child.
Derivable forms: kṣīrapaḥ (क्षीरपः).
Kṣīrapa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and pa (प).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-paḥ-pā-paṃ) Drinking milk. who or what drinks it. E. kṣīra, and pa who drinks.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣīrapa (क्षीरप).—[kṣīra-pa] (vb. 1. pā), m. 1. Drinking milk, Mahābhārata 13, 646. 2. A nurse-child, [Suśruta] 1, 129, 1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Kṣīrapa (क्षीरप).—[adjective] drinking milk; [masculine] a suckling baby, infant.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kṣīrapa (क्षीरप):—[=kṣīra-pa] [from kṣīra] mfn. drinking only milk (said of infants, [Suśruta i, 35, 25]; of a class of ascetics, [Mahābhārata xiii, 646])
2) [v.s. ...] m. an infant, young child, [xiii, 5986].
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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