Shirshas, Śīrṣas: 1 definition



Shirshas 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 Śīrṣas can be transliterated into English as Sirsas or Shirshas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śīrṣas (शीर्षस्).—(nt., blend of śīrṣan and śiras), head: implied by śīrṣopakarṣikā (see apakarṣikā), in kāścic chīrṣo°kayā …rudanti sma Lalitavistara 227.9 (prose), some wept with lowering of the head.

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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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