Masrina, Masṛṇa: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Masṛṇa can be transliterated into English as Masrna or Masrina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Masran.

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Masṛṇa (मसृण, “smooth”) is a Sanskrit technical term used throughout Rasaśāstra literature, such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara.

Rasashastra book cover
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Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Masṛṇa (मसृण).—A Pravara sage.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 199. 17.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Masṛṇa (मसृण).—a.

1) Unctuous, oily; मसृणचन्दनचर्चिताङ्गीम् (masṛṇacandanacarcitāṅgīm) Ch. P.7; or सरसमसृणमपि मलयजपङ्कम् (sarasamasṛṇamapi malayajapaṅkam) Gītagovinda 4.

2) Soft, tender, smooth; अयं बाहुः कण्ठे शिशिरमसृणो मौक्तिकसरः (ayaṃ bāhuḥ kaṇṭhe śiśiramasṛṇo mauktikasaraḥ) Uttararāmacarita 1.38.

3) Bland, mild, sweet; भण मसृणवाणि करवाणि चरणद्वयं सरसलसदलक्तकरागम् (bhaṇa masṛṇavāṇi karavāṇi caraṇadvayaṃ sarasalasadalaktakarāgam) Gītagovinda 1.

4) Lovely, charming; विनयमसृणो वाचि नियमः (vinayamasṛṇo vāci niyamaḥ) Uttararāmacarita 2.2;4.21.

5) Beaming, glistening; मसृणमुकुलितानां प्रान्तविस्तारभाजाम् (masṛṇamukulitānāṃ prāntavistārabhājām) (ālokitānām) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.27;4.2.

-ṇā Linseed.

Derivable forms: masṛṇaḥ (मसृणः).

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

Masṛṇa (मसृण).—mfn.

(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) 1. Smooth, soft, not hard, not rough. 2. Bland, mild, unctuous. 3. Sweet, soft. f.

(-ṇā) Linseed. E. mas to measure or weigh, aff. ṛṇa, form irr.; or sama equally, smoothly, ṛṇ to go or be, aff. ka, and the initiatory letters irregularly transposed.

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

Masṛṇa (मसृण).—I. adj. 1. Soft, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 24, 14. 2. Unctuous, shining, ib. 107, 6. Ii. f. ṇā, Linseed.

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

Masṛṇa (मसृण).—[adjective] soft, smooth, tender.

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

1) Masṛṇa (मसृण):—mfn. soft, smooth, tender, mild, bland, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara] etc.

2) f(ā or ī) Linum Usitatissimum, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Masṛṇa (मसृण):—[(ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇaṃ) a.] Smooth, bland, unctuous. f. Linseed.

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

Masṛṇa (मसृण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Masaṇa.

[Sanskrit to German]

Masrina 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Masṛṇa (मसृण) [Also spelled masran]:—(a) soft, smooth, soft and smooth; hence ~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Masṛṇa (ಮಸೃಣ):—

1) [adjective] smooth, fine and agreeable to the touch; not rough, harsh or coarse; soft.

2) [adjective] having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; smooth.

3) [adjective] attracting by one’s beauty, tenderness, gentleness, etc.

4) [adjective] feeling and expressing love; loving.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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