Dakshinya, Dākṣiṇya, Dakṣiṇya: 16 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Dākṣiṇya and Dakṣiṇya can be transliterated into English as Daksinya or Dakshinya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Dakshiny.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य, “reasonable conduct”) refers to one of the thirty-six “characteristic features” (lakṣaṇa) of perfect ‘poetic compositions’ (kāvyabandha) and ‘dramatic compositions’ (dṛśyakāvya, or simply kāvya). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 17, these thirty-six lakṣaṇas act as instructions for composing playwrights. The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

Source: archive.org: Natya Shastra

Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य, “clever manner”).—One of the thirty-six lakṣaṇa, or “excellent points of a dramatic composition”;—Description of dākṣiṇya: When one attends another person with a happy and pleased face, sweet speech and other agreeable movements, it is an instance of Clever Manners (dākṣiṇya).

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., 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) and poetic works (kavya).

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dākṣiṇya.—cf. Prakrit dachini (ML); same as dakṣiṇā. Note: dākṣiṇya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

See also (synonyms): Dakṣiṇī.

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Dākṣiṇya.—cf. dakṣiṇya (EI 23); same as dakṣiṇā. Note: dākṣiṇya is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य).—n S Cleverness, ability, expertness, dexterity.

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

dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य).—n Cleverness, ability, dexterity.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dakṣiṇya (दक्षिण्य).—a. Worthy of or deserving a sacrificial gift, such as a Brāhmaṇa or a sage; दक्षिणां देवी दक्षिण्यैः प्रतिग्राहयति (dakṣiṇāṃ devī dakṣiṇyaiḥ pratigrāhayati) M.5; दक्षिण्यदिष्टं कृतमार्त्विजीनैः (dakṣiṇyadiṣṭaṃ kṛtamārtvijīnaiḥ) Bhaṭṭikāvya 2.29.

See also (synonyms): dakṣiṇīya.

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Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य).—a. [dakṣiṇasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ] Relating to a sacrificial gift.

-ṇyam 1 (a) Politeness, civility, courtesy; तस्य दाक्षिण्यरूढेन नाम्ना मगधवंशजा (tasya dākṣiṇyarūḍhena nāmnā magadhavaṃśajā) R.1.31. (b) Kindness; V.1.2; दाक्षिण्यं स्वजने (dākṣiṇyaṃ svajane) Bhartṛhari 2.22; Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.8.

2) Insincere or overcourteous conduct of a lover (towards his beloved); दाक्षिण्येन ददाति वाचमुचिताम् (dākṣiṇyena dadāti vācamucitām) Ś.6.4; it is thus defined:--दाक्षिण्यं चेष्टया वाचा परचित्तानुवर्तनम् (dākṣiṇyaṃ ceṣṭayā vācā paracittānuvartanam).

3) The state of relating to or coming from the south; स्नेहदाक्षिण्ययो- र्योगात् कामीव प्रतिभाति मे (snehadākṣiṇyayo- ryogāt kāmīva pratibhāti me) V.2.4 (where the word has sense 1 or 2 also).

4) Concord, harmony, agreement.

5) Honesty, candour.

6) Talent, cleverness.

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

Dakṣiṇya (दक्षिण्य).—mfn.

(-ṇyaḥ-ṇyā-ṇyaṃ) Meriting a reward. E. dakṣiṇa a present, and yat aff.

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Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य).—mfn.

(-ṇyaḥ-ṇyā-ṇyaṃ) Meriting a reward. n.

(-ṇyaṃ) 1. Concord, harmony, agreement. 2. Cleverness, talent. 3. Appeasing or restoring any one offended to good humour. E. dakṣiṇā a gift, &c. affix ṇyat .

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

Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य).—i. e. dakṣiṇa + ya, n. 1. Politeness, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 180, 17. 2. Kindness, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 19.

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

Dakṣiṇya (दक्षिण्य).—= dakṣiṇīya.

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Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य).—= dākṣiṇa; [neuter] civility, kindness, gallantry towards ([locative], [genetive], or —°); the south.

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

1) Dakṣiṇya (दक्षिण्य):—[from dakṣiṇāhi > dakṣ] mfn. ([Pāṇini 5-1, 69]) worthy of the sacrificial fee, fit for a sacrificial gift, [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa i, 3, 3; ii, 1]

2) [v.s. ...] cf. a-.

3) Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य):—[from dākṣiṇa] mfn. belonging to or worthy of a sacrificial fee, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] dexterous, energetic, strong, capable, [Jātakamālā]

5) [v.s. ...] n. dexterity, skill, officiousness, gallantry, kindness, consideration, piety (with [locative case] [genitive case] or ifc.), [Harivaṃśa; ???] etc.

6) [v.s. ...] the ritual of the right hand Śāktas, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a Tantra.

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

1) Dakṣiṇya (दक्षिण्य):—[(ṇyaḥ-ṇyā-ṇyaṃ) a.] Meriting a reward, deserving.

2) Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य):—[(ṇyaḥ-ṇyā-ṇyaṃ) a.] Meriting a reward. n. Concord; talent.

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

Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Dakkhiṇṇa, Dakkhinna.

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Dakshinya 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dākṣiṇya (दाक्षिण्य) [Also spelled dakshiny]:—(nm) skill; favourable disposition, favourableness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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

Dākṣiṇya (ದಾಕ್ಷಿಣ್ಯ):—

1) [adjective] relating to a gift.

2) [adjective] fit to be given as a gift.

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Dākṣiṇya (ದಾಕ್ಷಿಣ್ಯ):—

1) [noun] a man eligible for receiving a gift or present.

2) [noun] the quality or state of being modest; unassuming or humble behaviour.

3) [noun] sorrow for the sufferings or trouble of another or others, accompanied by an urge to help; sympathy; compassion.

4) [noun] the skill in doing, understanding or grasping of something; cleverness; quick-wittedness.

5) [noun] the quality of being capable; practical ability; capability.

6) [noun] courteous or humble behaviour.

7) [noun] a man belonging to originated from, the southern region of a country.

8) [noun] the state of being morally owing to another; the feeling of moral responsibility; obligation.

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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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