Jaksh, Jakṣ: 8 definitions


Jaksh 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 Jakṣ can be transliterated into English as Jaks or Jaksh, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jakṣ (जक्ष्).—2 P. (jakṣiti, jakṣita or jagdha)

1) To eat, eat up, destroy, consume; Bhaṭṭikāvya 4.39;13.28;15.46;18.19; Meghadūta 21.

2) To laugh.

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

Jakṣ (जक्ष्).—[jakṣa] r. 1st cl. (jakṣiti) 3rd plu. jakṣati) 1. To eat. 2. To laugh. (i) jakṣi (jaṃkṣate) 1. To give. 2. To go bhakṣe saka0 hāse aka0 jakṣādi svapādi para0 seṭ . dāne bhvā0 idit ātma0 saka0 seṭ .

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

Jakṣ (जक्ष्).— (i. e. jaghas, vb. ghas reduplicated), ii. 2, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To eat, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 17, 23. 2. To be hungry, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 2, 10, 17. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. jagdha, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 125.

— With the prep. vi vi, To devour, Mahābhārata 11, 479.

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Jakṣ (जक्ष्).— (i. e. jahas, vb. has reduplicated), ii. 2, [Parasmaipada.] To laugh.

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

Jakṣ (जक्ष्).—1. jakṣiti (jakṣati), [participle] jagdha (q.v.) eat, consume.

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Jakṣ (जक्ष्).—2. only [participle] jakṣat laughing.

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

1) Jakṣ (जक्ष्):—1. jakṣ (√has [reduplicated]), p. jakṣat, laughing, [Ṛg-veda i, 33, 7; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa xiv; Chāndogya-upaniṣad viii, 12, 3.]

2) 2. jakṣ (√ghas [reduplicated]), [class] 2. kṣiti (cf. [Pāṇini 7-2, 76]; 3. [plural] kṣati, [vi, 1, 6 and 189; vii, 1, 4]; [imperative] 2. sg. jagdhi, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa iv, 17, 23]; [imperfect tense] (or [Aorist]; cf. [iii, 20, 21]) ajakṣīt and kṣat cf. [Pāṇini 7-3, 98 f.]; 3. [plural] kṣur, [Vopadeva ix, 28]; [perfect tense] 3. [plural] jajakṣur, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya xiii, 28]; [indeclinable participle] jagdhvā dhvāya See sub voce; [infinitive mood] gdhum)

2) —to wish to eat, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa ii, 10, 17];

2) —to eat, consume, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa] (once [Ātmanepada] [iii, 20, 20]), [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya];—cf. pra-.

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

Jakṣ (जक्ष्):—jakṣati 1. a. To eat; to laugh.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jaksh 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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