Akshi, aka: Akṣi, Akṣī, Ākṣi; 8 Definition(s)


Akshi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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 terms Akṣi and Akṣī and Ākṣi can be transliterated into English as Aksi or Akshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Akṣi (अक्षि) is a Sanskrit technical term translating to a “eye”, or in a different context, refers to “the number two”, or to “the sun and the moon”. It is used throughout Āyurvedic literature such as the Suśrutasaṃhita or the Carakasaṃhita.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Akṣi (अक्षि).—A daughter of Rohiṇī and Ānakadundubhi.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 46. 12.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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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India history and geogprahy

Akṣī is the name of the village where was found the “stone inscription of Keśideva II”. Akṣī is now a small village near Alibāg in the Kolābā District of North Koṅkaṇ. The inscription edited below has long been known. It is mentioned as follows in the old Kolābā District Gazetter [Bombay Gazetteers, (old ed.)], Vol. XI, p. 233—“Akṣī has two temples, one of Kālkāborvā Devī and the other of Someśvara, Mahādeva. About twenty-five paces from the Devī’s temple, on the road, to the left of the house of one Rāma Nāik, is an inscribed stone, 4’3” long by 1’ broad.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras

Akṣi.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘two’; cf. netra. Note: akṣi is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

akṣi (अक्षि).—n S An eye. Ex. of comp. akṣigōcara, akṣipāta, akṣimīlana, akṣyunmīlana.

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akṣī (अक्षी).—ad (Vulgar corr. of akṣaya) Always, ever. 2 Altogether, utterly; and, with neg. con., None at all. It agrees in use with agadī throughout.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akṣi (अक्षि).—n An eye. akṣipaṭala n A coat of the eye.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣi (अक्षि).—n. [aśnute viṣayān; aś-ksi, aśerṇit Uṇ.3.155-6] अक्षिणी, अक्षीणि, अक्ष्णा, अक्ष्णः (akṣiṇī, akṣīṇi, akṣṇā, akṣṇaḥ) &c.

1) The eye (which grasps or sees objects); changed to अक्ष (akṣa) at the end of Bahuvrīhi comp; f. °क्षी (kṣī) when a limb of the body is indicated, as जलजाक्षी (jalajākṣī), otherwise दीर्घाक्षा वेणुयष्टिः (dīrghākṣā veṇuyaṣṭiḥ); in Avyayī. comp. also it is changed to अक्ष (akṣa), (samakṣam, parokṣam &c.).

2) The number two; (-kṣiṇī) the sun and moon. [cf. L. oculus; Ger. auge; Gr. okos, okkos, Zend ashi.]

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Ākṣi (आक्षि).—2, 6 P. Ved.

1) To abide, dwell in, stay (with).

2) To be or exist. य अन्नं भुवस्पत आक्षियति पृथिवी- मनु (ya annaṃ bhuvaspata ākṣiyati pṛthivī- manu) Av.1.5.45.

3) To possess.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣi (अक्षि).—n. (-kṣi) The eye. n. to pervade, and si affix.

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