Shirahpitha, Śiraḥpīṭha, Shiras-pitha: 3 definitions


Shirahpitha 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 Śiraḥpīṭha can be transliterated into English as Sirahpitha or Shirahpitha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Shirahpitha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śiraḥpīṭha (शिरःपीठ).—the back of the neck.

Derivable forms: śiraḥpīṭham (शिरःपीठम्).

Śiraḥpīṭha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiras and pīṭha (पीठ).

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

Śiraḥpīṭha (शिरःपीठ):—[=śiraḥ-pīṭha] [from śiraḥ > śiras] n. the back of the neck, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shirahpitha 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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