Kshirapayin, Kṣīrapāyin: 5 definitions



Kshirapayin 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 Kṣīrapāyin can be transliterated into English as Ksirapayin or Kshirapayin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Kṣīrapāyin (क्षीरपायिन्).—mfn. (-yī-yiṇī-yi) 1. Drinking milk, sucking, &c. 2. Drinking or imbibing water repeatedly. E. kṣīra, and pāyin who drinks.

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Kṣīrapāyin (क्षीरपायिन्).—m. plu.

(-yiṇaḥ) The people calld Usinaras, the milk-drinkers. E. kṣīra, pā to drink, ṇini affix, ya inserted, and na final changed to ṇa.

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

1) Kṣīrapāyin (क्षीरपायिन्):—[=kṣīra-pāyin] [from kṣīra] mfn. drinking milk, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] drinking or imbibing water repeatedly, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) [v.s. ...] m. [plural] (iṇas) (= -pāṇa), ‘milk-drinkers’, Name of the Uśīnaras, [Pāṇini 3-2, 81; Kāśikā-vṛtti]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Kṣīrapāyin (क्षीरपायिन्):—m. Pl. = kṣīrapāṇa 2).

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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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