Dakshi, Dākṣi, Dākṣī: 5 definitions


Dakshi 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 terms Dākṣi and Dākṣī can be transliterated into English as Daksi or Dakshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dākṣi (दाक्षि).—A sage; a Trayārṣeya pravara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 196. 25; 197. 6.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dākṣi (दाक्षि).—A son of Dakṣa.

Derivable forms: dākṣiḥ (दाक्षिः).

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Dākṣī (दाक्षी).—

1) A daughter of दक्ष (dakṣa).

2) Name of the mother of Pāṇini.

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

1) Dakṣi (दक्षि):—[from dakṣ] m. [plural] Name of a family, [Pravara texts iii, 3.]

2) Dākṣi (दाक्षि):—[from dākṣa] m. a son of Dakṣa, [Pāṇini 4-1, 93]

3) Dākṣī (दाक्षी):—[from dākṣi > dākṣa] f. a daughter of D°, [i, 65.]

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Dakshi 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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