Akshar, Ākṣar: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Akshar means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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 Ākṣar can be transliterated into English as Aksar or Akshar, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākṣar (आक्षर्).—1 P.

1) To abuse, revile, accuse falsely, calumniate; मातरं पितरं जायां भ्रातरं तनयं गुरुम् आक्षारयन् (mātaraṃ pitaraṃ jāyāṃ bhrātaraṃ tanayaṃ gurum ākṣārayan) Ms.8.275.

2) To punish.

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

Ākṣar (आक्षर्).—[Causative] cause to flow near, sprinkle, soil; defame, accuse.

Ākṣar is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and kṣar (क्षर्).

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

Ākṣar (आक्षर्):—[=ā-√kṣar] [Causal] -kṣārayati (only for the explan. of ā-kṣāra below) = ā-secayati (‘to besprinkle’), [Pbr.];

— (p. -kṣārayat) to calumniate, accuse (of any great crime), [Manu-smṛti viii, 275.]

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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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