Abhicakshana, Abhicakṣaṇa: 5 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Abhicakṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Abhicaksana or Abhicakshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Abhichakshana.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Abhicakṣaṇa (अभिचक्षण).—Ved. Means of defence; (magical) remedy; Av.6.127.2.
-ṇā Viewing, indicating; Av. 9 2.21.
Derivable forms: abhicakṣaṇam (अभिचक्षणम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Abhicakṣaṇa (अभिचक्षण):—[=abhi-cakṣaṇa] [from abhi-cakṣ] n. conjuring, incantation, [Atharva-veda vi, 127, 2]
2) Abhicakṣaṇā (अभिचक्षणा):—[=abhi-cakṣaṇā] [from abhi-cakṣaṇa > abhi-cakṣ] f. (in augury or [astronomy]) observation (of the sky), [Atharva-veda ix, 2, 21.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhicakṣaṇa (अभिचक्षण):—[tatpurusha compound] I. n.
(-ṇam) (ved.) (Probably.) A magic power, a magic remedy; (comp. saj with abhi, abhiṣakta, abhiṣaṅga, bhiṣakti, bhiṣaj); Atharvav.: yau te balāsa tiṣṭhataḥ kakṣe muṣkāvapaśritau . vedāhaṃ tasya bheṣajaṃ śīpudrurabhicakṣaṇam. E. cakṣ with abhi, kṛt aff. lyuṭ. Ii. m. f. n.
(-ṇaḥ-ṇā-ṇam) (ved.) (Probably.) Indicating, pointing out, making clear; Atharvav.: yāvatīrdiśaḥ pradiśo viṣūcīryāvatīrāśā abhicakṣaṇā divaḥ &c. E. cakṣ with abhi, kṛt aff. yuc. (This would be the E. according to Pāṇ. Iii. 2. 149., when the word must form a fem. in ā, and be udātta on the last syllable; but if the present ed. of the Atharv. is correct, there is an irregularity in the accentuation, for the word is udātta on the third syllable, i. e. it is accentuated like the neuter, formed with lyuṭ, although the fem. is not in ī; but perhaps the aff. is lyu.)
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