Kshirin, Kṣīrin: 10 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣīrin can be transliterated into English as Ksirin or Kshirin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्).—A tree in the family of the Uttara Kurus. This tree has six tastes. Milk flows ceaselessly from this tree. It is said that from the fruit of this tree we could get cloth, ornaments etc. (Mahābhārata Bhīṣma Parva, Chapter 7).

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्).—a.

1) Milky; क्षीरिणश्चैव पादपान (kṣīriṇaścaiva pādapāna) Manusmṛti 8.246; ये क्षीरिणोवरोहवन्तः पृथुपर्णास्ते न्यग्रोधाः (ye kṣīriṇovarohavantaḥ pṛthuparṇāste nyagrodhāḥ) Mahābhārata on P.I.1.56.

2) Yielding milk; क्षीरिण्यः सन्तुः गावः (kṣīriṇyaḥ santuḥ gāvaḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 1.6.

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

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्).—mfn. (-rī-riṇī-ri) 1. Milky, yielding milk. 2. Having milk. m. (-rī) A sort of Mimusops: see kṣīrikā. E. kṣīra milk, and ini aff.

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

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्).—i. e. kṣīra + in, I. adj., f. iṇī, Abounding in milk, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 204; [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 246. Ii. m. A certain tree, [Suśruta] 1, 133, 16. Iii. f. iṇī, A name of several plants, [Suśruta] 2, 67, 17.

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

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्).—[adjective] milky, yielding milk; [masculine] [Name] of [several] plants.

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

1) Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्):—[from kṣīra] mfn. milky, yielding milk, having plenty of milk, [Atharva-veda vii, 50, 9; Yājñavalkya i, 204; Mṛcchakaṭikā]

2) [v.s. ...] containing milky sap (as a tree or plant), [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vi; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Āśvalāyana-gṛhya-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of several plants containing a milky sap (See kṣīrī), [Suśruta]

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

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्):—[(rī-riṇī-ri) a.] Milky. 5. m. A sort of Mimusops.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Kṣīrin (क्षीरिन्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khīri.

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Kshirin 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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