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krishna at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Krishna at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

eighth avatar of Vishnu, 1875, from Skt. krshnah, lit. "the Black One," cognate with O.C.S. crunu, Rus. coron, Serbo-Cr. crn, Czech cerny, O.Prus. krisnas "black," Lith. kersas "black and white, variegated." ///

Krishna at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

in Hindu mythology, the most important avatar (=a god in human form) of the god Vishnu. He is often shown in art as a beautiful young man, often with blue skin and sometimes playing a flute.//

Krishna at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

One of the most widely venerated Hindu gods, worshiped as the eighth incarnation of Vishnu and as the supreme deity. Many Krishna legends are drawn from the Mahabharata and the Puranas. A prophecy foretold that he would destroy the wicked king of Mathura, and to escape the king's wrath his parents had him smuggled to Gokula, where he was raised by a cowherd. As a child Krishna was beloved for his pranks; he also performed miracles and slew demons. As a youth he was famous as a lover. He returned to Mathura and killed the wicked king, then set up his court at Dvaraka, marrying the princess Rukmini and taking other wives as well. He was killed when a huntsman mistook him for a deer and shot him in the heel, his one vulnerable spot. In art Krishna is often depicted with blue-black skin, wearing a loincloth and a crown of peacock feathers. As a divine lover he is shown playing the flute surrounded by adoring females.

Krishna at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Krishna \Krish"na\, n. [Skr. k[.r]sh[.n]a.] (Hindoo Myth.)
The most popular of the Hindoo divinities, usually held to be
the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu.

Krishna at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : 8th and most important avatar of Vishnu; incarnated as a
handsome young man playing a flute

Krishna at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: File - :SDIM2052-Krishna-Udaipur-x3f.png|thumb|right|Painting of Lord Krishna.

Alternative forms

* Kṛṣṇa


From Inter: etyl » sa Inter: term » sc=Deva|कृष्ण|tr=kṛṣṇá|lang=sa.

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: Hinduis » m A deity worshiped across many traditions of Hinduism. Krishna is often depicted as a young cowherd boy with a dark or blue complexion playing a flute (as in the Bhagavata Purana) or a youthful prince giving philosophical direction and guidance (as in the Bhagavad Gita) He is the divine speaker of the Bhagavad-gita and the eighth avatar of Vishnu.
    1. A river in southern India.
    2. A district in South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
    3. Inter: given name » male|from=Sanskrit and a surname used in India.


      Inter: trans-top » avatar

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|كريشنا|m|tr=krīšna
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|Կրիշնա|tr=Krišna
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|黑天|tr=Hēitiān|sc=Hani
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Krishna|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Krishna|m
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|קרישנה
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कृष्ण|m|tr=kŕiṣṇ, kŕiṣṇa
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|クリシュナ|tr=Kurishuna
  • Kannada: Inter: t+ » kn|ಕೃಷ್ಣ|sc=Knda

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ក្រស្នា|tr=krɑsnaa|sc=Khmr
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|크리슈나|tr=Keurisyuna|sc=Hang
    • Malayalam: Inter: t- » ml|കൃഷ്ണന്‍|tr=kṛṣṇan|sc=Mlym
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|कृष्ण|m|tr=kṛṣṇá|sc=Deva
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|کریشنا
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Кришна|m|tr=Kríšna
    • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|कृष्ण|m|tr=kṛṣṇá
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|Krishna|m
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|కృష్ణుడు
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|کرشن|m|tr=krišn, krišna

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » river
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कृष्ण|m|tr=kŕiṣṇ, kŕiṣṇa
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|कृष्ण|f|tr=kṛṣṇá|sc=Deva
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Кришна|f|tr=Kríšna

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Sanskrit: Inter: t- » sa|कृष्ण|tr=kṛṣṇá
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|కృష్ణానది

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » name
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|克里希納|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|克里希纳|tr=Kèlǐxīnà|sc=Hani
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|कृष्ण|m|tr=kŕiṣṇ, kŕiṣṇa
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|クリシュナ|tr=Kurishuna

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|크리슈나|tr=Keurisyuna|sc=Hang
  • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|कृष्ण|m|tr=kṛṣṇá|sc=Deva
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Кришна|tr=Kríšna
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|కృష్ణుడు

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * Krishnaism

    External links

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