Lakh, Lākh: 10 definitions


Lakh means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

Lakh.—One hundred thousand, written as 1,00,000.

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Lakh [लाख] in the Marathi language is the name of a plant identified with Lathyrus sativus L. from the Fabaceae (pea) family. For the possible medicinal usage of lakh, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lakh (लख्).—1 P. (lakhati, laṅkhati) To go, move.

See also (synonyms): laṃkh.

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Lākh (लाख्).—1 P. (lākhati)

1) To be dry or arid.

2) To adorn.

3) To suffice, be competent.

4) To give.

5) To prevent.

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

Lakh (लख्).—r. 1st cl. (lakhati) (i) lakhi (laṅkhati) To go, to move, to approach.

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Lākh (लाख्).—[(ṛ) lākhṛ] r. 1st cl. (lākhati) 1. To be dry or arid. 2. To adorn. 3. To be able or competent to. 4. To give. 5. To refuse or prevent.

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

Lakh (लख्).—laṅkh LaṄKh, liṅkh LiṄKh, i. 1, [Parasmaipada.] To go, to move.

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Lākh (लाख्).—see rākh.

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

1) Lakh (लख्):—(cf.laṅkh and liṅkh) [class] 1. [Parasmaipada] lakhati, to go, move, [Dhātupāṭha v, 24.]

2) Lākh (लाख्):—[class] 1. [Parasmaipada] lākhati = √rākh (q.v.), [Dhātupāṭha v, 9.]

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

1) Lakh (लख्):—lakhati 1. a. To go, approach. (i) lakhati 1. a. Idem.

2) Lākh (लाख्):—(ṛ) lākhati 1. a. To be dry or arid; to adorn; to suffice; to be able; to refuse.

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Lakh 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Lakh in Hindi refers in English to:—(nf) lac; sealing lac; shellac; (nm) the number one lac; (a) a hundred thousand, lac; a large number; ~[pati/pati] a millionaire, a very rich man; —[kahana] to say a million times, to impress (upon somebody) again and again; —[take/rupaye ki bata] a very remarkable utterance, invaluable remark; —[se likha hona] to lose all one’s wealth, to fall from plenty into pauperdom; —[lakhom mem khelana] to have tons of money, to have millions to spend and squander..—lakh (लाख) is alternatively transliterated as Lākha.

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