Kshuraprashara, Kṣurapraśara, Kshura-prashara, Kshuraprasara: 2 definitions



Kshuraprashara 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 Kṣurapraśara can be transliterated into English as Ksuraprasara or Kshuraprashara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Kshuraprashara in Kavya glossary
Source: archive.org: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Kṣurapraśara (क्षुरप्रशर) refers to an “arrow with razor-like blade at its tip”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 11.123. See also Apte under kṣurapra. Rucipati in his commentary on Anargharāghava 4.47 refers to another form of the word, viz., khurapra.. See also Cāṇḍūpāṇḍita’s remarks on 12.66.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Kshuraprashara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Kṣuraprasara (क्षुरप्रसर):—[kṣura-prasara] (raḥ) 1. m. Idem.

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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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