Abhayadakshina, Abhayadakṣiṇā, Abhaya-dakshina: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Abhayadakṣiṇā can be transliterated into English as Abhayadaksina or Abhayadakshina, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा).—giving a promise, assurance, or guarantee of safety or protection (from danger); सर्वप्रदानेष्वभयप्रदानम् (sarvapradāneṣvabhayapradānam) (pradhānam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.29; सर्वतः प्रतिगृह्णीयान्मध्वथाभयदक्षिणाम् (sarvataḥ pratigṛhṇīyānmadhvathābhayadakṣiṇām) Manusmṛti 4.247.

Abhayadakṣiṇā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms abhaya and dakṣiṇā (दक्षिणा). See also (synonyms): abhayadāna, abhayapradāna.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा).—f.

(-ṇā) Promise or present of protection from danger. E. abhaya, and dakṣiṇā a gift to a Brahman, which, in this case he may receive from even a Sudra.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा).—[feminine] promise or gift of safety.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा):—[=a-bhaya-dakṣiṇā] [from a-bhaya] f. promise or present or protection from danger, [Manu-smṛti iv, 247, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Abhayadakṣiṇā (अभयदक्षिणा):—[karmadharaya compound] f.

(-ṇā) A promise or assurance of protection from danger (which a Brahman may receive from even a Śūdra or any body else except from an unchaste woman, a eunuch, an outcaste and an enemy); e. g. Manu: edhodakaṃ mūlaphalamannamabhyudyataṃ ca yat . sarvataḥ pratigṛhlīyānmadhvathābhayadakṣiṇām (Kullukā: abhayaṃ cātmatrāṇātmakaṃ prītihetutvāddakṣiṇātulyaṃ). E. abhaya and dakṣiṇā, lit. ‘safety, as it were, a present’.

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