Gavakshaka, Gavākṣaka, Gava-akshaka: 5 definitions


Gavakshaka 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 Gavākṣaka can be transliterated into English as Gavaksaka or Gavakshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gavākṣaka (गवाक्षक).—an air-hole.

Derivable forms: gavākṣakaḥ (गवाक्षकः).

Gavākṣaka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gava and akṣaka (अक्षक).

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

Gavākṣaka (गवाक्षक).—[gavākṣa + ka], m. = gavāk- ṣa 1.

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

1) Gavākṣaka (गवाक्षक):—[from gava > gav] m. (= kṣa) an air-hole, loophole, round window, [Mahābhārata i, 5003; Mṛcchakaṭikā; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. ifc. [Mahābhārata xiii. 976; Kathāsaritsāgara]

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Gavakshaka 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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