Lekhya: 8 definitions



Lekhya 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.

In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Lekhya is a medical term used in Ayurveda meaning "scraping".

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

lēkhya (लेख्य).—a S (Possible, purposed, necessary &c.) to be written.

context information

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

Lekhya (लेख्य).—a. [likh-ṇyat] To be drawn, written, painted, scratched &c.; शैली दारुमयी लौही लेप्या लेख्या च सैकती । मनोमयी मणिमयी प्रतिमाष्टविधा स्मृता (śailī dārumayī lauhī lepyā lekhyā ca saikatī | manomayī maṇimayī pratimāṣṭavidhā smṛtā) || Bhāg.11.27.12.

-khyam 1 The art of writing.

2) Writing, transcribing; चकार यत्नं द्रुपदः सुतायाः सर्वकर्मसु । ततो लेख्यादिषु तथा शिल्पेषु च परंतप (cakāra yatnaṃ drupadaḥ sutāyāḥ sarvakarmasu | tato lekhyādiṣu tathā śilpeṣu ca paraṃtapa) || Mb.5.189.1.

3) A writing, a letter, document, manuscript.

5) An inscription.

6) Painting, drawing.

7) A painted figure.

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

Lekhya (लेख्य).—mfn.

(-khyaḥ-khyā-khyaṃ) To be written. 2. To be scarified. n.

(-khyaṃ) 1. A letter, an epistle. 2. A manuscript. 3. A drawing, a delineation. 4. A written accusation or defence. E. likh to write, ṇyat aff.

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

Lekhya (लेख्य).—[adjective] to be scratched, written down, or painted. [neuter] writing, copying, drawing, painting; picture, written document.

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

1) Lekhya (लेख्य):—[from likh] 1. lekhya [Nominal verb] [Parasmaipada] yati = lekhāya [gana] kaṇḍvādi

2) [v.s. ...] 2. lekhya mfn. to be scratched or scraped or scarified, [Suśruta]

3) [v.s. ...] to be written or transcribed, [Yājñavalkya; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] to be drawn or painted, [Yājñavalkya]

5) [v.s. ...] to be portrayed, painted, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] to be written down or numbered among ([locative case]), [Kāvyādarśa]

7) [v.s. ...] favourable to the gods (said of Viṣṇu), [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra] ([Scholiast or Commentator])

8) [v.s. ...] n. the act or the art of writing, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

9) [v.s. ...] copying, transcribing, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

10) [v.s. ...] delineation, drawing, painting, [ib.]

11) [v.s. ...] a writing, letter, manuscript, [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra; Kathāsaritsāgara; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

12) [v.s. ...] (in law) any written document ([especially] a written accusation or defence), [Viṣṇu-smṛti, viṣṇu-sūtra, vaiṣṇava-dharma-śāstra; Yājñavalkya] (cf. [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 293])

13) [v.s. ...] an inscription, [Mahābhārata xiii, 6330]

14) [v.s. ...] (gaṇanā-) a catalogue, list of [Raghuvaṃśa]

15) [v.s. ...] a painted figure, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

context information

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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