Koshadhyaksha, aka: Kośādhyakṣa, Kosha-adhyaksha, Koṣādhyakṣa; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit terms Kośādhyakṣa and Koṣādhyakṣa can be transliterated into English as Kosadhyaksa or Koshadhyaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

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Kośādhyakṣa (कोशाध्यक्ष) refers to a type of profession mentioned in the Śukranītisāra 2.128-188.—The Śukranītisāra is a Sanskrit work on ethics by Śukrācārya comprised of four chapters. The second chapter (uvarājādikṛtya, “the duties of the royal princes and the like”) describes a large number of varied topics, eg., it contains observations on the ministers, priests, sacive, treasury, a large number of officers and employees (such as a Kośādhyakṣa).

Source: archive.org: Studies in Kautilya Vocabulary
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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kōśādhyakṣa (कोशाध्यक्ष).—m S The public cash-keeper or treasurer.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kōśādhyakṣa (कोशाध्यक्ष).—m A treasurer.

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

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Kośādhyakṣa (कोशाध्यक्ष) or Koṣādhyakṣa (कोषाध्यक्ष).—a treasure, paymaster; (cf. the modern 'minister of finance').

2) an epithet of Kubera.

Derivable forms: kośādhyakṣaḥ (कोशाध्यक्षः), koṣādhyakṣaḥ (कोषाध्यक्षः).

Kośādhyakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kośa and adhyakṣa (अध्यक्ष). See also (synonyms): kośādhipati.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Koṣādhyakṣa (कोषाध्यक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) 1. A treasurer. A minister of finance. 2. Kuvera. E. koṣa, and adhyakṣa superintendent.

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