Dakshinatya, Dākṣiṇātya: 17 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Dākṣiṇātya can be transliterated into English as Daksinatya or Dakshinatya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dakshinaty.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatya in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—(Drāviḍas); southerners;1 to be conquered by Kalki.2

  • 1) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 31. 82; Vāyu-purāṇa 58. 82; 98. 107.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 73. 107.
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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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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

1) Dākṣiṇātyā (दाक्षिणात्य) refers to one of the four pravṛtti (‘local usage’); it is a Sanskrit technical term defined in the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 6. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world.

2) Dākṣiṇātyā (दाक्षिणात्या) refers to one of the seven “major dialects” (bhāṣā) in language, according to Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 18. Accordingly, “to soldiers, gamesters, police chief of the city and the like should be assigned Dākṣiṇātyā”.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Biology (plants and animals)

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatya in Biology glossary
Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Daksinatya in India is the name of a plant defined with Cocos nucifera in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Calappa nucifera (L.) Kuntze (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· International Journal of Dermatology (2007)
· Revisio Generum Plantarum (1891)
· Diss. de Sagu (1757)
· Species Plantarum
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2004)
· Botanica Acta (1997)

If you are looking for specific details regarding Daksinatya, for example chemical composition, diet and recipes, side effects, pregnancy safety, extract dosage, health benefits, have a look at these references.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatya in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—a S Southerly or southern.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—a Southerly or southern.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—a.

1) Belonging to or living in the south, southern; अस्ति दाक्षिणात्ये जनपदे महिलारोप्यं नाम नगरम् (asti dākṣiṇātye janapade mahilāropyaṃ nāma nagaram) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 1.

-tyaḥ A southerner, a native of the Deccan; आरम्भशूराः खलु दाक्षिणात्याः (ārambhaśūrāḥ khalu dākṣiṇātyāḥ).

2) The cocoa-nut.

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

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—mfn.

(-tyaḥ-tyā-tyaṃ) Southerly, southern, belonging to or produced in the south. m.

(-tryaḥ) The cocoanut. E. dākṣiṇa southern, and tyak aff.

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

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—i. e. dakṣiṇā + tya + a, I. adj. Southern, Mahābhārata 1, 4690; [Pañcatantra] 3, 9. Ii. m. 1. pl. The nations of the south, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 82, 7. 2. The south, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 6200.

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

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य).—[adjective] southerly, belonging to the Dekhan; [masculine] or [neuter] the south, [masculine] [plural] the inhabitants of the Dekhan.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—some or other southern poet. [Sūktikarṇāmṛta by Śrīdharadāsa] Padyāvalī.

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

1) Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य):—[from dākṣiṇa] mf(ā)n. ([from] dakṣiṇā ind., [Pāṇini 4-2, 98]) southerly, southern, belonging to or living in or coming from the south or Deccan, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (also tyaka mf(tyikā)n., [Pāṇini 7-3, 44], [vArttika] 5, [Patañjali])

3) [v.s. ...] m. (or n. ?) the south, [Harivaṃśa 6200]

4) [v.s. ...] m. cocoa-nut, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] [plural] inhabitants of the Deccan, [Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

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

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य):—[(tyaḥ-tyā-tyaṃ) a.] Southerly, southern. m. The cocoanut.

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

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dakkhiṇatta, Dakkhiṇilla.

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Dakshinatya 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatya in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dākṣiṇātya (दाक्षिणात्य) [Also spelled dakshinaty]:—(a) southern; (nm) a southerner.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dakshinatya in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dākṣiṇātya (ದಾಕ್ಷಿಣಾತ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] of or relating to the southern region (esp. of South India).

2) [adjective] relating to the customs, style, etc. of the southern region (esp. of South India).

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Dākṣiṇātya (ದಾಕ್ಷಿಣಾತ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a man belonging to originating from, the southern region of a country (specifically, of South India); a south Indian.

2) [noun] (mus.) name of a rāga (musical mode).

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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