Lakshaka, Lakṣaka: 10 definitions


Lakshaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Lakṣaka can be transliterated into English as Laksaka or Lakshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Lakshaka in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Lakṣaka (लक्षक) refers to a “hundred thousand”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.4.4 (“Search for Kārttikeya and his conversation with Nandin”).—Accordingly, as Brahmā narrated to Nārada: “Urged by the gods, sages and mountains, the lord sent his Gaṇas as his emissaries to the place where his son was staying. O Nārada, he sent [e.g., three hundred thousand (tri-lakṣaka) Bhūtas, Rudras, Bhairavas], [...], and innumerable others of the same exploit as that of Śiva and of hideous features. [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lakṣaka (लक्षक).—a S That looks, beholds, perceives, discerns &c. See the verb lakṣiṇēṃ.

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

lakṣaka (लक्षक).—a That looks, beholds, perceives.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lakṣaka (लक्षक).—a. [lakṣ-ṇvul] Indicating indirectly, expressing secondarily.

-kam One hundred thousand.

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

Lakṣaka (लक्षक).—f.

(-kā) Expressing secondarily, indicating indirectly. n.

(-kaṃ) One hundred thousand. E. lakṣa, ṇvul aff.

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

Lakṣaka (लक्षक).—[adjective] marking or indicating indirectly ([rhetorie]), [neuter] = [preceding] [neuter] ([masculine]).

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

1) Lakṣaka (लक्षक):—[from lakṣ] mfn. indicating, hinting at, expressing indirectly or elliptically or by metonymy, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of two men, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] n. a lac, one hundred thousand, [Pañcarātra]

[Sanskrit to German]

Lakshaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lakṣaka (ಲಕ್ಷಕ):—[adjective] indicating; pointing.

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Lakṣaka (ಲಕ್ಷಕ):—[noun] the figurative sense of a word.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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