Lekhya: 10 definitions

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Introduction:

Lekhya 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.

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]

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

Lekhya (लेख्य):—[(khyaḥ-khyā-khyaṃ) a.] That may be or should be written. n. A letter; manuscript; drawing; written accusation or defence.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Lekhya (लेख्य):—(von likh)

1) adj. a) scarificandus [Suśruta 1, 14, 19. 92, 13. 2, 331, 15.] — b) zu schreiben, niederzuschreiben [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 6.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 51, 37.] — c) zu malen [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 297.] — d) mit Farben dargestellt, gemalt: pratimā [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 11, 27, 12.] padma [Spr. 1234.] rūpa dass. [WEBER, KṚṢṆAJ. 277.] — e) zu rechnen —, zu zählen zu (loc.): kamalekhyaṃ karoṣi tvam unmadiṣṇuṣu [Spr. 3867.] —

2) n. a) das Schreiben, die Kunst des Schreibens: cakāra yatnam lekhyādiṣu tathā śilpeṣu [Mahābhārata 5, 7409.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 1, 80, 2. 29.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 15, 12. 16, 18. 19, 10.] das Abschreiben: granthasya yatpracarato sya vināśameti lekhyādbahuśrutamukhādhigamakrameṇa [106, 5.] — b) das Zeichnen, Malen [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka 18, 2.] — c) Schriftstück, Brief [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 25.] [Medinīkoṣa kh. 4.] [KĀM. NĪTIS. 12, 47.] saṃsthāpana [Sāhityadarpana 156.] ein schriftliches Document [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 1, 317. 2, 84.] [Spr. 2946] (wohl nicht Bild). tadarthaṃ ca svahastena śivaṃ lekhyamakārayat [Kathāsaritsāgara 24,173.] [Oxforder Handschriften 263,a,17.] Inschrift: ciraṃ tiṣṭhati medinyāṃ śaile lekhyamivārpitam [Mahābhārata 13, 6330.] — d) ein gemaltes Bild: lekhyānīvopalakṣitāḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 10, 39, 36.] — Vgl. kraya, durlekhya .

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Lekhya (लेख्य):—

2) c) amaragaṇanālekhyamāsādya so v. a. auf das Verzeichniss der Götter gelangt seiend [Raghuvaṃśa 8, 94.]

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

Lekhya (लेख्य):——

1) Adj. — a) scarificandus. — b) zu schreiben , niederzuschreiben [214,13.] — c) zu malen. — d) mit Farben dargestellt , gemalt. — e) zu rechnen , zu zählen in alekhya (Nachtr.

5) — f) als Beiw. Viṣṇu’s [Viṣṇusūtra 98,63.] nach dem Comm. so v.a. den Göttern hold.

2) n. — a) das Schreiben , die Kunst des Schreibens. — b) das Abschreiben. — c) das Zeichnen , Malen. — d) Schriftstück , Brief , ein schriftliches Document ([Viṣṇusūtra 7,1.13]), etwas Niedergeschriebenes ([Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,550,2.3]) , Inschrift. amaragaṇanā so v.a. ein Verzeichniss der Götter. — e) ein gemaltes Bild.

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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