Apikaksha, Apikakṣa: 5 definitions


Apikaksha 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 Apikakṣa can be transliterated into English as Apikaksa or Apikaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apikakṣa (अपिकक्ष).—Ved. The region of the arm-pits and shoulder-blades, especially in animals. उत स्य वाजी क्षिपणिं तुरण्यति ग्रीवायां बद्धो अपिकक्ष आसनि (uta sya vājī kṣipaṇiṃ turaṇyati grīvāyāṃ baddho apikakṣa āsani) Ṛgveda 4.4.4.

-kṣam ind. In the arm-pit.

Derivable forms: apikakṣaḥ (अपिकक्षः).

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

1) Apikakṣa (अपिकक्ष):—[=api-kakṣa] m. the region of the arm-pits and shoulder-blades (especially in animals), [Ṛg-veda iv, 40, 4, x, 134, 7; Lāṭyāyana]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a man and m. [plural] his descendants.

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

Apikakṣa (अपिकक्ष):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-kṣaḥ) (ved.)

1) The place near the arm-pits; when applied to horses, the part near the shoulder where the saddle is put (= paryāṇadeśaḥ).

2) A proper name; m. pl.

(-kṣāḥ) his descendants. E. api and kakṣa.

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Apikaksha 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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