Anikastha, Anīkastha, Anika-stha: 3 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anīkastha (अनीकस्थ).—

1) a warrior, combatant.

2) a sentinel., (armed) watch. अभिचक्राम भर्तारमनीकस्थः कृताञ्जलिः (abhicakrāma bhartāramanīkasthaḥ kṛtāñjaliḥ) Rām.6.32.34.

3) an elephantdriver, or its trainer (drāviḍī 'ane' = hattī); अनीकस्थप्रमाणैः प्रशस्तव्यञ्जनाचारान् हस्तिनो गृह्णीयुः (anīkasthapramāṇaiḥ praśastavyañjanācārān hastino gṛhṇīyuḥ) Kau. A.2.2.

4) a wardrum or trumpet.

5) a signal, mark; sign.

Derivable forms: anīkasthaḥ (अनीकस्थः).

Anīkastha is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anīka and stha (स्थ).

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

Anīkastha (अनीकस्थ).—m.

(-sthaḥ) 1. An armed or royal guard, a sentinel. 2. A warrior, a combatant. 3. The trainer of an elephant, an elephant driver. 4. A mark, a sing, a signal. 5. A military drum. E. anīka battle, and stha what stays.

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

1) Anīkastha (अनीकस्थ):—[=anīka-stha] [from anīka] m. a warrior or combatant

2) [v.s. ...] an armed or royal guard, a sentinel, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] the trainer of an elephant, an elephant-driver, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] a mark, a sign, signal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] a military drum, [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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