Kshirapana, Kṣīrapāṇa, Kshira-pana: 3 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Kṣīrapāṇa can be transliterated into English as Ksirapana or Kshirapana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣīrapāṇa (क्षीरपाण).—an inhabitant of Uśīnara.

-ṇam, -nam drinking milk.

-ṇī any vessel out of which milk is drunk.

Derivable forms: kṣīrapāṇaḥ (क्षीरपाणः).

Kṣīrapāṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kṣīra and pāṇa (पाण).

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

Kṣīrapāṇa (क्षीरपाण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) drinking milk; also kṣīrapāna. m. plu.

(-ṇāḥ) The name of a people, the milk-drinkers. E. kṣīra, and pāna drink; in the second sense, na is changed always to ṇa.

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

1) Kṣīrapāṇa (क्षीरपाण):—[=kṣīra-pāṇa] [from kṣīra] mf(ī)n. (any vessel) out of which milk is drunk, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (also -pāna idem)

2) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] ‘milk-drinkers’, Name of the Uśīnaras, [Pāṇini 8-4, 9; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

3) Kṣīrapāna (क्षीरपान):—[=kṣīra-pāna] [from kṣīra] mf(ī)n. = -pāṇa (q.v.), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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