Ksheer is a Sanskrit word for milk. Ksheer is also the archaic name for sweet rice pudding, kheer. Ksheer is used and perceived differently from normal milk, which is commonly known as Dugdha in Sanksrit. Ksheer, spelled as Sheer is the word for milk in Persian as well. Ksheer is variably used for any liquid or watery substance as well. Ksheer is also used in Hindu mythology and cosmogony to describe the universal ether, Ksheer sagar.