Lekhya; 4 Definition(s)


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)

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

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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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-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: DDSA: The practical 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: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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