Iksha, Īkṣā: 7 definitions


Iksha 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 Īkṣā can be transliterated into English as Iksa or Iksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Īkṣā (ईक्षा).—[īkṣ-a ṭāp]

1) Sight. ईक्षया जीवयामास निर्जरान्निर्व्रणान्यथा (īkṣayā jīvayāmāsa nirjarānnirvraṇānyathā) Bhāg.8.6.37.

2) Viewing, considering; Bhāg. 7.11.8.

3) Knowledge of soul (ātmavidyā); Bhāg.7.6.26.

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

Īkṣa (ईक्ष).—[feminine] ī looking, seeing (—°); [feminine] ā view, consideration.

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

1) Īkṣa (ईक्ष):—[from īkṣ] mf(ī)n. ifc. seeing, looking, visiting (See tiryag-īkṣa, vadhv-īkṣa)

2) Īkṣā (ईक्षा):—[from īkṣa > īkṣ] f. sight, viewing

3) [v.s. ...] considering, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Nyāya]

4) Īkṣa (ईक्ष):—[from īkṣ] n. anything seen, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vii, 1, 2, 23] (merely for the [etymology] of antarikṣa).

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

Īkṣā (ईक्षा):—(kṣā) 1. f. Divine knowledge.

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

Īkṣā (ईक्षा) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Īhā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Iksha 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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