Laksh, Lakṣ: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Lakṣ can be transliterated into English as Laks or Laksh, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lakṣ (लक्ष्).—I. 1 Ā. (lakṣate, lakṣita) To perceive, apprehend, observe, see -II. 1 U. (lakṣayati-te, lakṣita)

1) To notice, observe, see, find, perceive; आर्यपुत्रः शून्यहृदय इव लक्ष्यते (āryaputraḥ śūnyahṛdaya iva lakṣyate) V.2; R.9.72;16.7.

2) To mark, denote, characterize, indicate; सर्वभूतप्रसूतिर्हि बीजलक्षणलक्षिता (sarvabhūtaprasūtirhi bījalakṣaṇalakṣitā) Ms.9.35.

3) To define; इदानीं कारणं लक्षयति (idānīṃ kāraṇaṃ lakṣayati) &c.

4) To indicate secondarily, mean or signify in a secondary sense; यथा गङ्गा- शब्दः स्रोतसि सबाध इति तटं लक्षयति तद्वत् यदि तटेऽपि सबाधः स्यात्तत् प्रयोजनं लक्षयेत् (yathā gaṅgā- śabdaḥ srotasi sabādha iti taṭaṃ lakṣayati tadvat yadi taṭe'pi sabādhaḥ syāttat prayojanaṃ lakṣayet) K. P.2; अत्र गोशब्दो वाहीकार्थं लक्षयति (atra gośabdo vāhīkārthaṃ lakṣayati) S. D.2.

5) To aim at.

6) To consider, regard, think.

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

Lakṣ (लक्ष्).—r. 1st cl. (lakṣate) To perceive, to see. r. 10th cl. (lakṣayati-te) 1. To see, to look at, to notice or inspect. 2. To mark, to mark any mark on. 3. To define, to discriminate. With upa prefixed, To remark. With sam, To know, to understand. With vi, 1. To observe. 2. To become confused. 3. To distinguish.

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

Lakṣ (लक्ष्).— i. 10 (probably a [denominative.] derived from lakṣa), [Parasmaipada.] and [Ātmanepada.] 1. To mark, Mahābhārata 3, 14852. 2. To see, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 8; to perceive, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 16, 20. Pass. To appear, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 53; Mahābhārata 3, 2110. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. lakṣita, Perceived, evident, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 25, 13. Comp. A-, adj. unobserved, [Hitopadeśa] 65, 10, M.M. Su-lakṣita, adj. well-ascertained, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 403. Ptcple. of the fut. pass. lakṣya. 1. To be seen, visible, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 37; [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 198, 24. 2. Deserving to be regarded, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 14. 3. To be defined or described, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 210, 10. 4. Having attributes attached, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 212, 14; 23. n. 1. A mark. 2. A butt. 3. Aim, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 124, 8 (baddha, vb. bandh, adj. Having taken his aim); [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 72 (kāmin-, Aim, represented by lovers). 4. Object, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 205, 22. 5. A Lac, a hundred thousand, [Hitopadeśa] ii. [distich] 36. Comp. A-, adj. 1. invisible, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 24, 8. 2. undistinguishable, unimportant, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 5, 72. Abhi-lak- ṣya + m, adv. to the aim, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 63, 22. Durlº, i. e. dus-, adj. difficult to be perceived, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 7, 10, 53. Yūpa-, m. a bird. Sthūla-, adj. 1. = sthūla-lak- ṣa (see lakṣa). 2. aiming carelessly. [Causal.] 1. To cause to be seen, to perform, to settle, Chr. 20, 17. 2. To signify, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 204, 17.

— With the prep. abhi abhi, abhilakṣita, Marked.

— With ā ā, 1. To see, to perceive, Mahābhārata 2, 2403. 2. To view, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 186, 12. Pass. To appear, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 133. ālakṣya, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 176, is lak- ṣya with ā, adj. Hardly visible.

— With samā sam-ā, 1. To direct one’s look to, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 2. ed. 66, 17. 2. To see, Mahābhārata 1, 5249.

— With upa upa, 1. To see, to perceive, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 78, 21; Mahābhārata 3, 2186. 2. To suspect, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 15, 15. 3. To consider, Mahābhārata 3, 12188. 4. Pass. To be probable, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 61, 11. upalakṣita, Comprehended, understood. Comp. An-, adj. not perceived, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 190, 15.

— With samupa sam-upa. To see, to perceive, Mahābhārata 2, 1557.

— With nis nis; nirlakṣya, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 6, 119, is lak- ṣya with nis, adj. Imperceivable.

— With vi vi, To perceive, [Gītagovinda. ed. Lassen.] 2, 19; to see, [Pañcatantra] 235, 25. vilakṣita, 1. Seen. 2. Affected without a cause. 3. Disappointed, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 148, 13; [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 52, 115 (rival). 4. Unmarked (i. e. lakṣita with vi, adj.).

— With sam sam, 1. To perceive, Mahābhārata 3, 16751. 2. Pass. To appear, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 157. saṃlakṣita, Distinguished. saṃlakṣya, To be marked.

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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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