Tiraskarini, Tiraskariṇī, Tiraskāriṇī: 2 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tiraskariṇī (तिरस्करिणी) or Tiraskāriṇī (तिरस्कारिणी).—

1) A curtain, veil; सोऽत्यासाद्य तु तद्वेश्म तिरस्करणिमन्तरा (so'tyāsādya tu tadveśma tiraskaraṇimantarā) Rām.2.15.2; तिरस्करिण्यो जलदा भवन्ति (tiraskariṇyo jaladā bhavanti) Ku.1.14; M.2.1.

2) An outer tent, screen of cloth.

3) A kind of magical veil (or spell) rendering the wearer invisible, Ś.6. and V.2, inter alia. It is properly the science or art possessed by celestial beings of rendering themselves invisible by repeating some Mantras.

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

Tiraskariṇī (तिरस्करिणी).—f. (-ṇī) 1. An outer tent, a Kanat, a wall or screen of cloth surrounding the principal tent. 2. A veil. 3. A curtain. E. tiras secret, and kariṇī making; also with the antepen. vowel long, tiraskāriṇī.

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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. 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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