Shipra, Siprā, Sipra, Śiprā, Śipra: 14 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Śiprā and Śipra can be transliterated into English as Sipra or Shipra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation
Śiprā (शिप्रा) is the name of a river, as mentioned in the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.7. Accordingly:—“[...] Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva got her [viz., Arundhatī’s] marriage celebrated with Vasiṣṭha, the son of Brahmā. O sage, great festivities in the marriage ceremony increased happiness. The sages and the Gods were very happy on that account. From the water oozing from the hands of Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva, the seven holy rivers Śiprā and others rose and flowed”.
Note: Śiprā or Kṣiprā, on which Ujjain, the Capital of the Mālava country is situated rises from the Pāripātra or Pāriyātra hills. Fed by its tributaries it flows in the Mālava Deśa.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Śiprā (शिप्रा).—A river from the Ṛṣyavan.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 114. 24; Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 98.
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.
Kavya (poetry)Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
Siprā (सिप्रा) is the name of a river according to the story “Śiva and Mādhava”, mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 24. The story was told by princess Kanakarekhā to her father Paropakārin in order to demonstrate that “all kinds of deceptions are practised on the earth by rogues”. Accordingly, “But Śiva, who was expert in every kind of deception, having assumed the disguise of a religious ascetic, first entered that town (Ujjayinī) alone. There he took up his quarters in a hut on the banks of the Siprā, in which he placed, so that that could be seen, clay, darbha grass, a vessel for begging, and a deerskin”.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Siprā, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara
Śiprā (शिप्रा) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—A river on which Ujjyinī is situated.
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’.
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira
Siprā (सिप्रा) is the name of a River, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 16) (“On the planets—graha-bhaktiyoga”), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “Mars presides over the people residing in the west half of the countries on both banks of the Śoṇa, the Narmadā and the Beas; over those residing on the banks of the Nirvindhya, the Vetravatī, the Siprā, the Godāvarī, the Veṇa, the Gaṅgā, the Payoṣṇī, the Mahānadī, the Indus, the Mālatī and the Pārā; he also presides over the country of Uttarapāṇḍya, [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śipra (शिप्र).—Name of a lake on the Himālaya; ततो हिमवतः प्रस्थे प्रतीच्यां तत्पुरस्य च । शिप्रो नाम सरः पूर्णं ददृशुर्द्रुहिणादयः (tato himavataḥ prasthe pratīcyāṃ tatpurasya ca | śipro nāma saraḥ pūrṇaṃ dadṛśurdruhiṇādayaḥ) || Kālikā P.
1) A cheek; jaw.
2) The chin.
3) The nose.
4) A helmet or visor.
Derivable forms: śipraḥ (शिप्रः).
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1) Name of a river which issues from the Śipra lake and on the bank of which stands Ujjayinī; शिप्रावातः प्रियतम इव प्रार्थनाचाटुकारः (śiprāvātaḥ priyatama iva prārthanācāṭukāraḥ) Meghadūta 31.
2) A visor or helmet.
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1) Perspiration, sweat.
2) The moon.
Derivable forms: sipraḥ (सिप्रः).
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1) A woman's zone or girdle.
2) A female buffalo.
3) A river near Ujjayinī; see शिप्रा (śiprā).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-praḥ) Name of a lake on the Himalaya. f.
(-prā) Name of a river which flows by Ujjayini. E. śi-rak puk ca .
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(-praḥ) 1. Perspiration, sweat. 2. The moon. f.
(-prā) 1. The Sipra, a river near Oujein. 2. A woman’s zone. 3. A female buffalo.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sipra (सिप्र).—I. m. 1. Perspiration, sweat. 2. The moon. Ii. f. rā. 1. A woman’s zone. 2. A female buffalo. 3. A river near Oujein, [Pañcatantra] 240, 11; [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 32.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śiprā (शिप्रा).—[feminine] [dual] the cheeks or those parts of a helmet that cover them.
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Siprā (सिप्रा).—[feminine] [Name] of a river.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śipra (शिप्र):—m. See sipra
2) ([in the beginning of a compound]) = śiprā f. (See below).
3) Śiprā (शिप्रा):—[from śipra] f. ([dual number]) the cheeks, [Ṛg-veda]
4) [v.s. ...] ([plural]) the visors (of a helmet), [ib.]
5) [v.s. ...] (sg.) the nose, [Nirukta, by Yāska vi, 17.]
6) Sipra (सिप्र):—m. (less correctly śipra; derivation unknown) sweat, perspiration, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
7) the moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
8) Siprā (सिप्रा):—[from sipra] f. a woman’s zone, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
9) [v.s. ...] a female buffalo, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
10) [v.s. ...] Name of a river near Ujjayinī, [Kālidāsa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.
11) Sipra (सिप्र):—n. Name of a lake, [Kālikā-purāṇa]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sipra (सिप्र):—(praḥ) 1. m. Perspiration; the moon. 1. f. River near Oujein; woman’s zone; cow buffalo.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Siprā (सिप्रा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sippā.
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] a protective, metal covering for the head; a helmet.
2) [noun] in armor, a movable part of a helmet, that could be lowered to cover the upper part of the face, with slits for seeing; visor.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
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Rig Veda (translation and commentary) (by H. H. Wilson)
Rig Veda 2.2.5 < [Sukta 2]
Rig Veda 5.54.11 < [Sukta 54]
Rig Veda 3.30.3 < [Sukta 30]
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 51 - The Genesis of the Name Amṛtodbhavā < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 52 - The Glorification of Śiprā < [Section 1 - Avantīkṣetra-māhātmya]
Chapter 69 - Saṅgameśvara (saṅgama-īśvara-liṅga) < [Section 2 - Caturaśīti-liṅga-māhātmya]
Lord Hayagriva in Sanskrit Literature (by Anindita Adhikari)
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 7 - Sandhyā gets the name Arundhatī and marries Vasiṣṭha < [Section 2.2 - Rudra-saṃhitā (2): Satī-khaṇḍa]
Rivers in Ancient India (study) (by Archana Sarma)