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Kshura, aka: Kṣura; 3 Definition(s)


Kshura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Kṣura can be transliterated into English as Ksura or Kshura, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dhanurveda (science of warfare)

Kṣura (क्षुर) refers to a kind of weapon (a razor-like barb or sharp blade attached to an arrow). It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.

Source: Wisdom Library: DhanurvedaDhanurveda book cover
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Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

kṣura (क्षुर).—m A razor. A horse's hoof; a cow's hoof &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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khura (खुर).—m S A hoof. See the derivative khūra.--- OR --- khurā (खुरा) [or ऱ्या, ṛyā].—m An ...
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