Apakarshika, Apakarṣikā: 1 definition
Apakarshika 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 Apakarṣikā can be transliterated into English as Apakarsika or Apakarshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Apakarṣikā (अपकर्षिका).—(compare Pali avakaḍḍhati, is depressed, downcast; perhaps read ava°?), depression, lowering (with implication of grief): Lalitavistara 227.9 (prose) śīrṣopakarṣikayā (rudanti), with bowing of the head (v.l. śiro-pa-, more regular), see śīrṣas.
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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