Bhaikshahara, Bhaikṣāhāra, Bhaiksha-ahara: 4 definitions
Bhaikshahara 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 Bhaikṣāhāra can be transliterated into English as Bhaiksahara or Bhaikshahara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Bhaikṣāhāra (भैक्षाहार).—a beggar; भैक्षाहारो विशुद्ध्यति (bhaikṣāhāro viśuddhyati) Ms. 11.257.
Derivable forms: bhaikṣāhāraḥ (भैक्षाहारः).
Bhaikṣāhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms bhaikṣa and āhāra (आहार).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-raḥ) A mendicant, one living on charity. E. bhaikṣa and āhāra food.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bhaikṣāhāra (भैक्षाहार).—[adjective] eating begged food.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Bhaikṣāhāra (भैक्षाहार):—[=bhai-kṣāhāra] [from bhaikṣa] a mfn. living on alms, ibidem
2) [from bhaikṣa] b mfn. = kṣāśin, [Manu-smṛti xi, 256.]
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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