Aksharajivaka, Akṣarajīvaka: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Akṣarajīvaka can be transliterated into English as Aksarajivaka or Aksharajivaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Akṣarajīvaka (अक्षरजीवक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A scribe. E. akṣara a letter, and jīvaka who lives, i. e. who gets a livelihood by letters; also akṣarajīvika and akṣarajīvin.

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

Akṣarajīvaka (अक्षरजीवक):—[=a-kṣara-jīvaka] [from a-kṣara] m. ‘one who lives by writing’, a scribe.

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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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