Krishna
I. noun Etymology: Sanskrit Kṛṣṇa Date: 1864 a deity or deified hero of later Hinduism worshipped as an incarnation of Vishnu II. geographical name or formerly Kistna river 800 miles (1287 kilometers) S India flowing from Western Ghats E into Bay of Bengal

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  • Krishna — mit Kuh Krishna (Sanskrit, m., कृष्ण, kṛṣṇa, wörtlich „der Schwarze“) ist eine hinduistische Form des Göttlichen und wird meist als der achte Avatara von Vishnu verehrt. Für seine Anhänger ist er die Inkarnation des Höchsten. Die heiligen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Krishna — Krish na (kr[i^]sh n[.a]), n. [Skr. k[.r]sh[.n]a The black. .] (Hindu Myth.) The most popular of the Hindu divinities, usually held to be the eighth incarnation of the god Vishnu. [1913 Webster] Note: Krishna is a well known Hindu deity.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Krishna — (कृष्ण, en sánscrito significa negro u oscuro debido al color de su piel según la tradición) es, según el hinduismo, el octavo avatar de Vishnu. Es una de las deidades más importantes y veneradas de la India. Krishna, fue un héroe de la India… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • KRISHNA — De toutes les incarnations (avat ra ) animales ou humaines par lesquelles Vi ルユu (Vishnou) accepta de se manifester sur la Terre pour la sauver, celle de K リルユa (Krishna), qui est la huitième, plus encore que celle de R ma, constitue la plus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Krishna — (Sanskrit krshna, »der Schwarze«), ursprünglich Fürst der Jādava, allmählich zu göttlicher Würde erhoben und als achte Verkörperung (Avatāra) des Vishnu (s.d.) gefeiert …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Krishna — eighth avatar of Vishnu, 1875, from Skt. krshnah, lit. the Black One, from PIE *kers no , suffixed form of root *kers dark, dirty (Cf. O.C.S. crunu, Rus. coron, Serbo Cr. crn, Czech cerny, O.Prus. krisnas black, Lith. kersas black and white,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Krishna — Krishna1 [krish′nə] n. [Sans kṛṣṇa, lit., black < IE base * kers , black, dark] an important Hindu god, an incarnation of Vishnu, second god of the Hindu trinity Krishnaism n. Krishna2 [krish′nə] river in S India, flowing from the Western… …   English World dictionary

  • Krishna — This article is about the Hindu deity. For other meanings, see Krishna (disambiguation). Krishna Krishna holding flute Devanagari कृष्ण Sanskrit Transliteratio …   Wikipedia

  • Krishna — Pour le fleuve, voir Krishnâ. Krishna Père …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Krishna —    The god Krishna is understood to be an incarna tion of VISHNU. None of the other incarnations of Vishnu has attracted as passionate and widespread a devotion in India as Krishna. There is some evi dence that Krishna was originally a historical …   Encyclopedia of Hinduism

  • Krishna — /krish neuh/, n. 1. Hinduism. an avatar of Vishnu and one of the most popular of Indian deities, who appears in the Bhagavad Gita as the teacher of Arjuna. 2. Informal. See Hare Krishna. 3. Formerly, Kistna. a river in S India, flowing E from the …   Universalium

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