Shirastrana, Śirastrāṇa, Shiras-trana: 6 definitions
Shirastrana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Śirastrāṇa can be transliterated into English as Sirastrana or Shirastrana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śirastrāṇa (शिरस्त्राण).—n S Head-guard or head-covering; a turban, helmet, hat, cap &c.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śirastrāṇa (शिरस्त्राण).—n Head-guard, or head-cover- ing, a turban.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) a helmet; च्युतैः शिरस्त्रैश्चषकोत्तरेव (cyutaiḥ śirastraiścaṣakottareva) R.7.49,66; अपनीत- शिरस्त्राणाः (apanīta- śirastrāṇāḥ) 4.64.
2) a head-dress.
Derivable forms: śirastrāṇam (शिरस्त्राणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaṃ) 1. A helmet. 2. A cap, a turban, &c. E. śiras the head, trāṇa the instrument of defence.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śirastrāṇa (शिरस्त्राण):—[=śiras-trāṇa] [from śiras] n. = [preceding] [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature]
2) [v.s. ...] a skull, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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