Bhikshana, Bhikṣaṇa: 8 definitions


Bhikshana 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 Bhikṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Bhiksana or Bhikshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bhikṣaṇa (भिक्षण).—[bhikṣ-lyuṭ] Begging, begging alms, mendicancy.

Derivable forms: bhikṣaṇam (भिक्षणम्).

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

Bhikṣaṇa (भिक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Begging, asking alms. E. bhikṣ to beg, lyuṭ aff.

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

Bhikṣaṇa (भिक्षण).—[neuter] begging, asking for alms.

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

Bhikṣaṇa (भिक्षण):—[from bhikṣ] n. (and f(ā). , [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) the act of begging, asking alms, [Āpastamba; Mahābhārata]

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

Bhikṣaṇa (भिक्षण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. A begging.

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

Bhikṣaṇa (भिक्षण) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Bhikkhaṇa.

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Bhikshana 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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