Shirastra, Śirastra, Shiras-tra: 8 definitions


Shirastra 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 Śirastra can be transliterated into English as Sirastra or Shirastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Śirastra (शिरस्त्र).—

1) a helmet; च्युतैः शिरस्त्रैश्चषकोत्तरेव (cyutaiḥ śirastraiścaṣakottareva) R.7.49,66; अपनीत- शिरस्त्राणाः (apanīta- śirastrāṇāḥ) 4.64.

2) a head-dress.

Derivable forms: śirastram (शिरस्त्रम्).

Śirastra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms śiras and tra (त्र). See also (synonyms): śirastrāṇa.

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

Śirastra (शिरस्त्र).—n.

(-straṃ) 1. A helmet. 2. A cap, a turban, &c. E. śiras the head, trai to protect, aff. ka .

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

Śirastra (शिरस्त्र).—[śiras-tra] (vb. trā), and śirastrāṇa śiras-trāṇa, n. 1. A helmet, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 342; [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 4, 64. 2. A turban, a cap.

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

Śirastra (शिरस्त्र).—[neuter] helmet (head-protector).

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

Śirastra (शिरस्त्र):—[=śiras-tra] [from śiras] n. ‘head-protector’, a helmet, [Raghuvaṃśa; Rājataraṅgiṇī] etc., a cap, turban, head-dress, [Horace H. Wilson]

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

Śirastra (शिरस्त्र):—[śira-stra] (straṃ) 1. n. A helmet, a turban.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shirastra in German

context information

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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shirastra in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Śirastra (ಶಿರಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] = ಶಿರಸ್ತ್ರಾಣ [shirastrana].

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Sīrāstra (ಸೀರಾಸ್ತ್ರ):—[noun] = ಸೀರಧರ - [siradhara -]2.

context information

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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