Lakshya, Lakṣya: 11 definitions

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Introduction:

Lakshya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, 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.

The Sanskrit term Lakṣya can be transliterated into English as Laksya or Lakshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Lakshy.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—lit. target; illustration; example of a grammatical rule; cf. लक्ष्ये लक्षणं सकृदेव प्रवर्तते (lakṣye lakṣaṇaṃ sakṛdeva pravartate) Paribhāşā; also लक्ष्यानुसारि व्याख्यानमेव शरणम् (lakṣyānusāri vyākhyānameva śaraṇam) Paribhāşenduśekhara; cf. also शब्दो लक्ष्यः सूत्रं लक्षणम् (śabdo lakṣyaḥ sūtraṃ lakṣaṇam) M. Bh. on P.I.1.1 Vārt. 14.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—n (S) An object of aim, a mark, a butt. 2 Attention, the mind as attent or intent. 3 The sight (as of a quadrant &c.)

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lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary, proper) to be looked at, attended to, observed, noted, discerned, perceived &c. 2 Understood; apprehended as indicated or intended; subauditum.

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

lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—n An object of aim; attention.

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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

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—pot. p. [lakṣ-yat]

1) To be looked at or observed, visible, observable, perceptible; बभ्रमुस्तदविज्ञाय लक्ष्यं पतनकारणम् (babhramustadavijñāya lakṣyaṃ patanakāraṇam) Bhāg.1.11.2; दुलक्ष्यचिह्ना महतां हि वृत्तिः (dulakṣyacihnā mahatāṃ hi vṛttiḥ) Ki. 17.23.

2) Indicated or recognizable by (with instr. or in comp.); दूराल्लक्ष्यं सुरपतिधनुश्चारुणा तोरणेन (dūrāllakṣyaṃ surapatidhanuścāruṇā toraṇena) Me.77; प्रवेपमानाधरलक्ष्यकोपया (pravepamānādharalakṣyakopayā) Ku.5.74; R.4.5;7.6.

3) To be known or found out, traceable; यमामनन्त्यात्मभुवोऽपि कारणं कथं स लक्ष्यप्रभवो भविष्यति (yamāmanantyātmabhuvo'pi kāraṇaṃ kathaṃ sa lakṣyaprabhavo bhaviṣyati) Ku.5.81; cf. अलक्ष्य (alakṣya) also.

4) To be marked or characterized.

5) To be defined.

6) To be aimed at.

7) To be expressed or denoted indirectly.

8) To be regarded or considered as.

-kṣyaḥ Name of a magical formula recited over weapons; Rām.

-kṣyam 1 An aim, a butt, mark, target, mark aimed at (fig. also); उत्कर्षः स च धन्विनां यदिषवः सिध्यन्ति लक्ष्ये चले (utkarṣaḥ sa ca dhanvināṃ yadiṣavaḥ sidhyanti lakṣye cale) Ś. 2.5; दृष्टिं लक्ष्येषु बध्नन् (dṛṣṭiṃ lakṣyeṣu badhnan) Mu.1.2; दर्पेण कौतुकवता मयि बद्धलक्ष्यः (darpeṇa kautukavatā mayi baddhalakṣyaḥ) U.5.11; R.1.61;6.11;9.67; Ku.3.47,64;5.49; लक्ष्यं चतुर्विधं ज्ञेयं स्थिरं चैव चलं तथा । चलाचलं द्वयचलं वेधनीयं क्रमेण तु (lakṣyaṃ caturvidhaṃ jñeyaṃ sthiraṃ caiva calaṃ tathā | calācalaṃ dvayacalaṃ vedhanīyaṃ krameṇa tu) || Dhanur.94.

2) A sign, token.

3) The thing defined (opp. lakṣaṇa); लक्ष्यैकदेशे लक्षणस्यावर्तनमव्याप्तिः (lakṣyaikadeśe lakṣaṇasyāvartanamavyāptiḥ) Tarka K.

4) An indirect or secondary meaning, that derived from लक्षणा (lakṣaṇā) q. v; वाच्यलक्ष्यव्यङ्ग्या अर्थाः (vācyalakṣyavyaṅgyā arthāḥ) K. P.2.

5) A pretence, sham, disguise; इदानीं परीक्षे किं लक्ष्यसुप्तमुत परमार्थ- सुप्तमिदं द्वयम् (idānīṃ parīkṣe kiṃ lakṣyasuptamuta paramārtha- suptamidaṃ dvayam) Mk.3;3.18; कन्दर्पप्रवणमनाः सखीसिसिक्षालक्ष्येण प्रतियुवमञ्जलिं चकार (kandarpapravaṇamanāḥ sakhīsisikṣālakṣyeṇa pratiyuvamañjaliṃ cakāra) Śi.8.35; R.6.81.

6) A lac, one hundred thousand.

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

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—mfn.

(-kṣyaḥ-kṣyā-kṣyaṃ) 1. To be seen or noted. 2. To be defined or described. 3. To have attributes or predicates attached. n.

(-kṣyaṃ) 1. A mark, a butt. 2. A mark, a sign. 3. Fraud, disguise. 4. A Lac, a hundred thousand. 5. A secondary meaning. 6. The thing defined. E. lakṣ to see, yat aff.

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

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य).—[adjective] to be defined, to be expressed indirectly or implicitly ([rhetorie]); to be taken for or regarded as ([nominative]); to be aimed at, intended, noticed, observed; visible, perceivable, knowable by ([instrumental] or —°).

— [neuter] mark, aim, object, prize, a lac (100,000); appearance, pretence.

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

1) Lakṣya (लक्ष्य):—[from lakṣ] mfn. to be marked or characterized or defined, [Kapila [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] to be indicated, indirectly denoted or expressed, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Vedāntasāra]

3) [v.s. ...] (to be) kept in view or observed, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Kathāsaritsāgara]

4) [v.s. ...] to be regarded as or taken for ([nominative case]), [Śiśupāla-vadha; Hitopadeśa]

5) [v.s. ...] to be recognised or known, recognisable by ([instrumental case] or [compound]), [Harivaṃśa; Kālidāsa; Dhūrtasamāgama]

6) [v.s. ...] observable, perceptible, visible, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

7) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a magical formula or spell recited over weapons, [Rāmāyaṇa]

8) [v.s. ...] n. an object aimed at, prize, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

9) [v.s. ...] (exceptionally also n. with m. as [varia lectio]) an aim, butt, mark, goal, [Upaniṣad; Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Mahābhārata] etc. (lakṣyaṃ-√labh, to attain an object, have success; lakṣyam-√bandh with [locative case], ‘to fix or direct the aim at’, with ākāśe = ākāśe lakṣam-√bandh See under lakṣa)

10) [v.s. ...] n. the thing defined (opp. to lakṣaṇa), [Apte’s The Practical Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

11) [v.s. ...] an indirect or secondary meaning (that derived from lakṣaṇā, q.v.), [Kāvyaprakāśa]

12) [v.s. ...] a pretence, sham, disguise, [Raghuvaṃśa; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra] (cf. -supta)

13) [v.s. ...] a lac or one hundred thousand, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

14) [v.s. ...] an example, illustration (?), [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

15) [v.s. ...] often [varia lectio] or [wrong reading] for lakṣa and lakṣman.

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

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य):—[(kṣyaḥ-kṣyā-kṣyaṃ) a.] That should be seen or defined or traced; having attributes. n. A mark, a sign; a fraud; 100,000.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य):——

1) Adj. (f. ā) — a) zu definiren. — b) was angedeutet — , mittelbar bezeichnet oder ausgedrückt wird. — c) zu halten für , anzusehen als (Nomin.). — d) worauf man sein Augenmerk richtet , was man im Auge hat. — e) worauf man sein Augenmerk zu richten hat , zu beobachten. — f) zu erkennen , erkennbar an (Instr. oder im Comp. vorangehend). — g) sichtbar , wahrnehmbar.

2) m. ein best. über Waffen gesprochener Zauberspruch.

3) n. — a) ein ausgesetzter Preis. — b) Ziel [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra] lakṣyaṃ labh sein Ziel erreichen , Erfolg haben ; lakṣyaṃ bandh sein Ziel richten auf. (Loc.). ; ākāśe lakṣyaṃ bandh sein Ziel auf den Luftraum richten , so v.a. ohne bestimmtes Ziel in’s Blaue sehen. Ausnahmsweise m. (v.l. aber n. ) — c) hunderttausend. — d) Schein , Verstellung. — e) Merkmal ; richtig lakṣman. — f) vielleicht Beispiel.

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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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Lakṣya (लक्ष्य) [Also spelled lakshy]:—(nm) the aim, object/objective, target, goal; (a) indicated, implied; -[pūrti] fulfilment of the target, -[bedha] hitting the target; -[siddhi] attainment of one’s aim/object/goal.

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