Devanakshatra, Devanakṣatra, Deva-nakshatra: 4 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Devanakṣatra can be transliterated into English as Devanaksatra or Devanakshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devanakṣatra (देवनक्षत्र).—Name of the first 14 नक्षत्र (nakṣatra)s in the southern quarter (opp. to yamanakṣatram).

Derivable forms: devanakṣatram (देवनक्षत्रम्).

Devanakṣatra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and nakṣatra (नक्षत्र).

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

1) Devanakṣatra (देवनक्षत्र):—[=deva-nakṣatra] [from deva] n. Name of the first 14 Nakṣatras in the southern quarter (pp. to yama-), [Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a king, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] for va-kṣatra).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Devanakṣatra (देवनक्षत्र):—1. (wohl de + kṣatra) m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten, v.l. für devakṣatra [Viṣṇupurāṇa 422,] [Nalopākhyāna 25.]

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Devanakṣatra (देवनक्षत्र):—2. (deva + na) n. Bez. der 14 ersten Nakṣatra, welche südlich umlaufen, im Gegens. zu yamanakṣatra den andern, nördlich umlaufenden, [Taittirīyabrāhmaṇa 1, 5, 2, 6. 7.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Devanakṣatra (देवनक्षत्र):——

1) n. Bez. der 14 ersten Mondhäuser , welche südlich umlaufen.

2) m. Nomen proprium eines Fürsten.

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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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