Ashakya, Aśakya: 14 definitions


Ashakya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Aśakya can be transliterated into English as Asakya or Ashakya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Ashaky.

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Aśakya (अशक्य) refers to “that which is not easily attainable”, according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the importance of hawks]: “[...] To possess the knowledge of what is practicable and of the means to achieve it, to discern what is easily attainable and what is not (śakya-aśakya-vivecana), to employ proper persons for proper works and dissuade them from doing what is improper, and such other qualities, which have been highly spoken of in politics [are considered also essential in the art of hawking]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Aśakya (अशक्य) refers to “that which cannot happen”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.3 (“The virtues of the three cities—Tripura).—Accordingly, as Śiva said to the Gods: “A meritorious person is the presiding ruler of the Tripuras now. He who practises meritorious deeds should not be killed by sensible persons. O gods, I know the misery of the gods completely. It is great. Those Asuras are very strong. They cannot (aśakya) be killed by the gods or demons [haṃtumaśakyāstu surāsuraiḥ]. The sons of Tāraka and Maya are equally meritorious. O sensible ones, they are invincible to all the citizens. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aśakya (अशक्य).—a (S) Impracticable or impossible.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

aśakya (अशक्य).—a Impossible, impracticable.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśakya (अशक्य).—a. Impossible, inpracticable, यदशक्यं न तच्छक्यम् (yadaśakyaṃ na tacchakyam) H.1.87. अशक्यशङ्कव्यभिचारहेतुर्वाणी न वेदा यदि सन्ति के तु (aśakyaśaṅkavyabhicāraheturvāṇī na vedā yadi santi ke tu) N.

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

Aśakya (अशक्य).—mfn.

(-kyaḥ-kyā-kyaṃ) 1. Impossible, impracticable. 2. Not to be made. E. a neg. śakya possible.

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

Aśakya (अशक्य).—[adjective] impossible to or to be ([infinitive]), impracticable. Abstr. [feminine], tva [neuter]

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

1) Aśakya (अशक्य):—[=a-śakya] [from a-śakta] mfn. impossible, impractible, [Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] impossible to be composed (as a book, [Manu-smṛti xii, 94]) or to be executed (as an order, [Kathāsaritsāgara]), not to be overcome, invincible, [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 17, 8; Pañcatantra]

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

Aśakya (अशक्य):—[a-śakya] (kyaḥ-kyā-kyaṃ) a. Impracticable.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Aśakya (अशक्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Asakka.

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Ashakya 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Aśakya (अशक्य) [Also spelled ashaky]:—(a) impossible, impracticable; unmanageable; invincible; hence~[] (nf).

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Aśakya (ಅಶಕ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] that cannot be done or achieved; impossible.

2) [adjective] not workable; not practical; impractical.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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