Aksharacana, Akṣaracaṇa: 2 definitions

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Aksharacana 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 Akṣaracaṇa can be transliterated into English as Aksaracana or Aksharacana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Aksharachana.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Akṣaracaṇa (अक्षरचण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) A scribe. E. akṣara a letter, and caṇa affix.

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Akṣaracana (अक्षरचन).—m.

(-naḥ) A scribe. E. See the last word.

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

1) Akṣaracaṇa (अक्षरचण):—[=a-kṣara-caṇa] [from a-kṣara] m. ‘clever in writing’, a scribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Akṣaracana (अक्षरचन):—[=a-kṣara-cana] [from a-kṣara] m. ‘clever in writing’, a scribe, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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. 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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