Akshnaya, Akṣṇayā: 5 definitions


Akshnaya 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 Akṣṇayā can be transliterated into English as Aksnaya or Akshnaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akṣṇayā (अक्ष्णया).—ind. Ved.

1) Tortuously, circuitously, in a crooked way; तानक्ष्णया संतृन्दन्ति (tānakṣṇayā saṃtṛndanti). Śat. Br. (vakramārgeṇa, kauṭilyena).

2) Wrongly; °द्रुह् (druh) Ved. seeking to hurt in a wrongful way.

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

Akṣṇayā (अक्ष्णया).—[adverb] athwart, obliquely, in the wrong way.

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

1) Akṣṇayā (अक्ष्णया):—[from akṣṇa] ind. [instrumental case] transversely, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] ([Scholiast or Commentator] circuitously, like a wheel!)

2) [v.s. ...] wrongly, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv]

3) [v.s. ...] diagonally, [Śulba-sūtra]

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

Akṣṇayā (अक्ष्णया):—ind.

1) Tortuously.

2) In a wrong or bad way. E. akṣṇa an obsolete adj., in the instrumental case of the feminine.

[Sanskrit to German]

Akshnaya in German

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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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