Shirshan, Śīrṣan: 6 definitions
Shirshan 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 Śīrṣan can be transliterated into English as Sirsan or Shirshan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śīrṣan (शीर्षन्).—n. The head. (This word has no forms for the first five inflections, and is optionally substituted for śiras or śīrṣa after acc. dual); नाभ्यां कोष्ठेष्ववस्थाप्य हृदुरःकण्ठशीर्षणि (nābhyāṃ koṣṭheṣvavasthāpya hṛduraḥkaṇṭhaśīrṣaṇi) Bhāgavata 4.23.14; Śiva B.14.49.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śīrṣan (शीर्षन्).—nt. (= Pali sīsa), panicle of rice, ear of grain (= vallarī 2): śāli-śīrṣāṇi Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.62.5—6.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śīrṣan (शीर्षन्).— (see śiras), A substitute for śiras, as latter part of some comp. words, and in some derivatives; e. g. sahasra-, adj. Thousand-headed, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 91, 38.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śīrṣan (शीर्षन्).—[neuter] head.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śīrṣaṇ (शीर्षण्):—[from śīrṣa] in [compound] for śīrṣan.
2) Śīrṣan (शीर्षन्):—[from śīrṣa] n. (for śiras + an; rare in later language; Veda has all cases in sg. except [nominative case] [accusative]; also has [nominative case] [accusative] [dual number] [plural] [locative case] [plural]; later language has only [accusative] [plural] and remaining cases; cf. also a-, tri-, sahasraś) the head (also ‘an eminent or illustrious person’ cf. [Ṛg-veda vii, 18, 24]), [Ṛg-veda]; etc.
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Ends with (+4): Anushtupshirshan, Apashirshan, Ashirshan, Avacinashirshan, Avanatashirshan, Ayahshirshan, Brahmashirshan, Ekashirshan, Gridhrashirshan, Hayashirshan, Hiranyashirshan, Krishnashirshan, Mrigashirshan, Rurushirshan, Sahasrashirshan, Saptashirshan, Sarpashirshan, Sashirshan, Shataikashirshan, Shatashirshan.
Full-text (+32): Avanatashirshan, Sahasrashirshan, Shirshanya, Shatashirshan, Brahmashiras, Mrigashirshan, Hayashirshan, Caramashairshika, Shirsha, Shirshanvat, Saptashirsha, Ashirshika, Kapishirshni, Krishnashirshan, Akhetashirshaka, Anushtupshirshan, Sarpashirshan, Dashashirsha, Ashirshan, Apashirsha.
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