Akshan, Akṣan: 8 definitions


Akshan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Akṣan can be transliterated into English as Aksan or Akshan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Akṣan (अक्षन्) (or Akṣi?) refers to the “eyes”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.3.—Accordingly, as the Gods eulogized Umā (Durgā/Satī) with devotion:—“[...] may she be pleased with us, for keeping up the sustenance of the world, she, who in the form of slumber that is extremely exhilarating to all born in the universe, extends pleasure in the nose, eyes (i.e., akṣan), face, arms, chest and the mind”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣan (अक्षन्).—a. [akṣ-bāhu °kanin] The eye (Ved.); भद्रं पश्येमाक्षभिर्यजत्राः (bhadraṃ paśyemākṣabhiryajatrāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.89.8; दक्षिणेऽक्षन् (dakṣiṇe'kṣan) Bṛ. Ār. Up. In classical literature used only in the declension of अक्षि (akṣi).

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

Akṣan (अक्षन्).—see akṣi.

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

Akṣan (अक्षन्).—[neuter] eye.

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

1) Akṣan (अक्षन्):—a See akṣi.

2) [from akṣi] b n. substituted for akṣi, ‘the eye’, in the weakest cases, [Gram. 122]

3) [v.s. ...] cf. [Gothic] augan

4) [v.s. ...] an organ of sense, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Akṣan (अक्षन्):—A substitute of akṣi, to form in the classical language the instr. dat. abl. gen. and loc. in the sing., the gen. and loc. in the dual and the gen. in the plural of akṣi q. v.

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Akshan in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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