Dakshayana, aka: Dākṣāyaṇa; 2 Definition(s)


Dakshayana 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 Dākṣāyaṇa can be transliterated into English as Daksayana or Dakshayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyākaraṇa (Sanskrit grammar)

Dākṣāyaṇa (दाक्षायण).—Name, by which व्याडि (vyāḍi), the author of the grammar work संग्रह (saṃgraha) is referred to. The word दाक्षायण (dākṣāyaṇa) indicates that व्याडि (vyāḍi) was a descendant of दक्ष (dakṣa), and, as Panini is called दाक्षीपुत्र (dākṣīputra), critics say that Panini and Vyadi were relatives; cf. शोभना खलु दाक्षायणस्य दाक्षायणेन वा संग्रहस्य कृतिः (śobhanā khalu dākṣāyaṇasya dākṣāyaṇena vā saṃgrahasya kṛtiḥ) M. Bh. on P. II.3.66.

(Source): Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyākaraṇa (व्याकरण, vyakarana) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedāṅga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyākaraṇa concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dākṣāyaṇa (दाक्षायण).—a. (-ṇī f.) Coming from the Dakṣa family.

-ṇaḥ 1 A son of Dakṣa.

2) A particular sacrifice.

-ṇam Gold or a golden ornament.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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