kṣiti क्षिति

Definition: Is in the Rigveda a regular word for dwelling,’ and in particular the ksitir dhruvā, the secure dwelling,’ is mentioned in a context that shows it to be equivalent to the Vrjana or Grāma regarded as a stronghold. From this sense is developed that of the peoples occupying the settlements, and in particular the five peoples (for whom see Pañca Janāsah).

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