Kshu, Kṣu, Kṣū: 9 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Kṣu and Kṣū can be transliterated into English as Ksu or Kshu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kṣu (क्षु).—2 P. [क्षौति, क्षुत (kṣauti, kṣuta)]

1) To sneeze; अपयाति सरोषया निरस्ते कृतकं कामिनि चुक्षुवे मृगाक्ष्या (apayāti saroṣayā niraste kṛtakaṃ kāmini cukṣuve mṛgākṣyā) Śiśupālavadha 9.83; Ch. P.1; Bk. 14.75; ... रात्रौ मयि क्षुतवति क्षितिपालपुत्र्या । जीवेति मङ्गलवचः परिहृत्य कोपात् कर्णे कृतं कनकपत्रमनालपन्त्या (rātrau mayi kṣutavati kṣitipālaputryā | jīveti maṅgalavacaḥ parihṛtya kopāt karṇe kṛtaṃ kanakapatramanālapantyā) || Bil. Ch.2.5.

2) To cough.

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Kṣu (क्षु).—9 U. To jump (also 5 P.); cf. क्षुणाति च क्षुणीते च क्षुणोत्याप्लवनेऽपि च । क्षन्दते क्षुन्दते चापि षडाप्लवनवाचिनः ॥ इति भट्टमल्ल (kṣuṇāti ca kṣuṇīte ca kṣuṇotyāplavane'pi ca | kṣandate kṣundate cāpi ṣaḍāplavanavācinaḥ || iti bhaṭṭamalla).

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Kṣu (क्षु).—Ved.

1) Food; विश्वं विवेष्टि द्रविणमुप क्षु (viśvaṃ viveṣṭi draviṇamupa kṣu) Ṛgveda 1.61.12

2) A lion.

Derivable forms: kṣuḥ (क्षुः).

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

Kṣu (क्षु).—[(ṭu) ṭukṣu] r. 2d cl. (kṣauti) To sneeze, to make any such sound.

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

Kṣu (क्षु).—ii. 2, [Parasmaipada.] To sneeze, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 145; [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 83. kṣuta, 1. One who has sneezed, Mahābhārata 13, 7584. 2. On which a person has sneezed, Mahābhārata 13, 1577. n. Sneezing, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 196.

— With the prep. ava ava, avakṣuta, On which a person has sneezed, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 213.

— Akin to kṣiv, q. cf.

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

Kṣu (क्षु).—1. kṣauti sneeze (upon); [participle] kṣuta (q.v.) — Cf. avakṣuta.

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Kṣu (क्षु).—2. [neuter] food.

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

1) Kṣu (क्षु):—1. kṣu [class] 2. [Parasmaipada] kṣauti ([Gautama-dharma-śāstra]; [present participle] kṣuvat, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Manu-smṛti iv, 43; Bhāgavata-purāṇa ix, 6, 4]; perf. cukṣāva, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]; [Passive voice] cukṣuve, [Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 83]; [future] 2nd kṣaviṣyati, [Pāṇini 7-2, 10; Siddhānta-kaumudī]; [future] 1st kṣavitā, [Vopadeva]; [indeclinable participle] kṣutvā, [Manu-smṛti v, 145; Mahābhārata]),

—to sneeze;

—to cough, [Horace H. Wilson] :—[Desiderative] cukṣūṣati, to try to sneeze, [Jaiminīya-brāhmaṇa] :—[Causal] [Desiderative] cukṣāvayiṣati, [Pāṇini; Siddhānta-kaumudī];

2) cf. [Lithuanian] czaudmi.

3) 2. kṣu n. (√ghas, [Naighaṇṭuka, commented on by Yāska ii, 7]) food, [Ṛg-veda ix, 97, 22 and x, 61, 12.]

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

Kṣu (क्षु):—(la) kṣauti 2. a. To sneeze.

[Sanskrit to German]

Kshu 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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Tamil dictionary

Source: DDSA: University of Madras: Tamil Lexicon

Kṣu (க்ஷு) . The compound of க்ஷ் [ksh] and உ. [u.]

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Kṣū (க்ஷூ) . The compound of க்ஷ் [ksh] and ஊ. [u.]

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Tamil is an ancient language of India from the Dravidian family spoken by roughly 250 million people mainly in southern India and Sri Lanka.

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