Dakshayana, Dākṣāyaṇa: 9 definitions
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 (?).
Vyakarana (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.
Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.
Languages of India and abroad
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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ṇaḥ-ṇī-ṇaṃ) Of or relating of Daksha, a descendant, &c. n.
(-ṇaṃ) Gold, or a gold ornament, as an ear-ring, &c. E. dakṣa, and phak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dākṣāyaṇa (दाक्षायण).—i. e. dakṣa + āyana, I. patronym., f. ṇī, A descendant of Dakṣa, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 6, 5, 2; [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 101, 7. Ii. n. 1. The posterity of Dakṣa, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, c. 1. 2. Gold, or a gold ornament; see the next.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dākṣāyaṇa (दाक्षायण).—[feminine] ī descended from or belonging to Dakṣa; [masculine] [neuter] a cert. sacrifice.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Dākṣāyaṇa (दाक्षायण):—[from dākṣa] mf(ī)n. coming from or relating to Dakṣa, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]
2) [v.s. ...] m. a son or descendant of D°, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa] etc.
3) [v.s. ...] a [particular] sacrifice (cf. -yajña)
4) [from dākṣa] n. the posterity of D°, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 1]
5) [v.s. ...] gold or a gold ornament (cf. -hasta, below)
6) [v.s. ...] = dākṣasyāyana (under dākṣa).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Dākṣāyaṇa (दाक्षायण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Gold; ear-ring. a. Belonging to Daksha.
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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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Dakshayanabhakta, Dakshayanahasta, Dakshayanayajna, Dakshayanayajnaprayoga, Dakshayanayajnika, Dakshayanayajnin.
Full-text: Dakshayanin, Dakshayani, Dakshayanayajna, Dakshayanayajnin, Dakshayanayajnika, Dakshayanahasta, Dakshayanabhakta, Dakshayanyagnipravesha, Dakshayanipa, Dakshayanipati, Dakshayaniramana, Devabhagashrautarsha, Phak, Ayana.
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