Lasaka, Lāsaka, Lashaka: 12 definitions

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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Lāsaka (लासक) is the name of an actor (nartaka), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 74. Accordingly, as a great elephant (gajendra) said to Pracaṇḍaśakti: “... [king Ugrabhaṭa] was living happily in the city of Rāḍhā with his wife Manoramā, who was equal to him in birth, there came to his court from a foreign country an actor named Lāsaka. And he exhibited before the king that dramatic piece in which Viṣṇu, in the form of a woman, carries off the amṛta from the Daityas”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Lāsaka, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lasaka (लसक).—= लासक (lāsaka) q. v.

Derivable forms: lasakaḥ (लसकः).

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Lāsaka (लासक).—a. (-sikā f.) [लस्-ण्वुल् (las-ṇvul)]

1) Playing, frolicking, sporting.

2) Moving hither and thither.

3) Causing to dance; लासकः पादपानां (lāsakaḥ pādapānāṃ) ... नभस्वान् (nabhasvān) Ṛtusaṃhāra 2.26 (the commentator Amarakīrti, however, says, "lāsakaḥ saṃsargavān").

-kaḥ 1 A dancer.

2) A peacock.

3) Embracing.

4) Name of Śiva.

-kam A room on the top of a building, turret.

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

Lāsaka (लासक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A dancer, an actor, a mime. 2. A peacock. 3. Embracing, enfolding, surrounding. 4. One who sports or gambols. n.

(-kaṃ) A turret, a room on the top of a building. f. (lāsikā or lāsakī) 1. A female dancer, a Nautch-girl. 2. A wanton, a harlot. E. las to embrace, to be skilful, (in the art of dancing,) aff. ṇvul .

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

Lāsaka (लासक).—i. e. las + aka, I. m. 1. A dancer, an actor. 2. A peacock. Ii. f. akā and ikā, A dancing girl.

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

Lāsaka (लासक).—[adjective] moving hither and thither; [masculine] & [feminine] sikā dancer.

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

1) Lasaka (लसक):—[from las] mfn. = lāsaka, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a kind of tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [from las] n. a [particular] drug, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Lāsaka (लासक):—[from las] mfn. moving hither and thither, playing, gamboling, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a dancer, actor (with nartaka, among the names of Śiva), [Rāmāyaṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] a peacock, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] Name of a dancer, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

8) [v.s. ...] embracing, surrounding (veṣṭa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] m. or n. a kind of weapon, [Kādambarī]

10) [from las] n. a turret, tower, room on the top of a building (= aṭṭa), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Lāsaka (लासक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A dancer; a peacock; an embracing. f. A dancer, a harlot. n. A turret.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Lāsaka (लासक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Lāsaka, Lāsaga, Lāsaya, Lūsaya.

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Lasaka 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

Lāsaka (लासक) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Lāsaka.

Lāsaka has the following synonyms: Lāsaga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Lāsaka (ಲಾಸಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who jumps, leaps or hops.

2) [noun] a man who dances; a dancer.

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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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