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क्षेत्री

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NepaliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from Sanskrit क्षत्रिय (kṣatriya, protector of gentle people), derived from Sanskrit क्षत्र (kṣatra, rule, dominion, authority). Cognate with Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎠𐎹𐎰𐎡𐎹 (xšāyaθiya, emperor), from which is derived Persian شاه(šâh).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʂet̪.ɾi], [ˈ(k)ʃet̪.ɾi]

AdjectiveEdit

क्षेत्री (kṣetrī)

  1. being a member of the kshatriya caste (Kshetri)
  2. governing, endowed with sovereignty
    क्षेत्रमाथि शासन गर्ने अधिपति नै क्षेत्री हो ।
    kṣetramāthi śāsana garne adhipati nai kṣetrī ho .
    Kshetri is the ruler of the region or dominion.

NounEdit

क्षेत्री (kṣetrīm, feminine क्षेत्रिनी (kṣetrinī)

  1. kshatriya (ruling and warrior castes or varnas in traditional Nepali Khas society: the warrior or military caste)
    • 1950, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Muna Madan, →ISBN:
      क्षेत्रीको छोरो यो पाउ छुन्छ, घिनले छुदैन
      मानिस ठूलो दिलले हुन्छ, जातले हुदैन ।
      kṣetrīko choro yo pāu chuncha, ghinale chudainabrmānisa ṭhūlo dilale huncha, jātale hudaina .
      I, being son of Kshetri, touch your [Tibetan man's] feet without disgust
      Man becomes great by heart, not by caste.
  2. a descendant of Vedic kshatriya man living in the Pahari zone
  3. any authorized man of thread wearing warrior clan (as Chauhan, Marhatta (e.g; Resh Marhatta)) and his descendents
  4. any person born from a kshatriya father irrespective of mother's caste