Akshapada, Akṣapāda, Ākṣapāda, Aksha-pada: 12 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Akṣapāda and Ākṣapāda can be transliterated into English as Aksapada or Akshapada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Akṣapāda is said to be the name of Gautama, the reputed author of the Nyāya Sūtras. and trhe word is believed to mean “having his eye fixed in abstraction on his feet” [MWD. p, 3]. But it is really composed of “Akṣa” and “pāda”, and the former means “an organ of sense, sensual perception” [MWD. p. 3], and “pāda” means “a foot” [MWD. p. 611]. “Akṣapāda” means, therefore, “rooted in the senses of knowledge or perception.” Hence the system of Nyāya is called Akṣapāda system.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Akṣapāda (अक्षपाद).—A son of Somaśarman, the avatār of the Lord at Prabhāsa, contemporary with the 27th Vyāsa.*
- * Vāyu-purāṇa 23. 216.
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.
General definition (in Hinduism)
Akṣapāda Gautama (Gotama; c. 2nd century CE); Author of the Nyāya Sūtras (major source of the Vaiśeṣika epistemological and metaphysical system).
Languages of India and abroad
Ākṣapāda (आक्षपाद).—a. (-dī f.) [अक्षपाद-अण् (akṣapāda-aṇ)] Taught by Akṣapāda or Gautama.
-daḥ A follower of the Nyāya system of philosophy, a logician.
-dam The Nyāya system of philosophy.
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Akṣapāda (अक्षपाद).—Name of the sage Gautama, founder of the Nyāya system of philosophy, or a follower of that system (akṣaṃ netraṃ darśanasādhanatayā jātaḥ pādo'sya; akṣapādo hi svamatadūṣakasya vyāsasya mukhadarśanaṃ cakṣuṣā na kartavyam iti pratijñāya paścād vyāsena prasāditaḥ pāde netraṃ prakāśya taṃ dṛṣṭavān iti prasiddhiḥ Tv.)
Derivable forms: akṣapādaḥ (अक्षपादः).
Akṣapāda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms akṣa and pāda (पाद).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-daḥ) A follower of the Nyaya system of philosophy. E. akṣa contest, and pāda who goes; the Nyaya is the logical school; also ākṣapāda.
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(-daḥ) A logician. E. akṣa dispute, pāda a division, aṇ affix; also akṣapāda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum
Akṣapāda (अक्षपाद) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a name of Gautama, the philosopher, Hall. p. 20.
Akṣapāda has the following synonyms: Akṣacaraṇa, .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Akṣapāda (अक्षपाद):—[=akṣa-pāda] [from akṣa > akṣi] m. (probably) ‘having his eyes fixed in abstraction on his feet’, Name of the philosopher Gautama
2) [v.s. ...] cf. ākṣapāda.
3) Ākṣapāda (आक्षपाद):—[from ākṣa] m. ([from] akṣ sub voce 4. akṣa) a follower of Akṣapāda’s (id est. Gautama's) Nyāya doctrine, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Akṣapāda (अक्षपाद):—[tatpurusha compound] m.
(-daḥ) A follower of the Nyāya system of philosophy. E. akṣa and pāda; the Nyāya is the logical school; also ākṣapāda.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Akṣapāda (अक्षपाद):—[akṣa-pāda] (daḥ) 1. m. A follower of the Nyāya or logic system.
2) Ākṣapāda (आक्षपाद):—[ākṣa-pāda] (daḥ) 1. m. A logician.
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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.
1) [noun] the sage Gautama, the propounder of Nyāya system in India philosophy.
2) [noun] a follower of the system of philosophy.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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