Likh: 9 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Likh (लिख्).—6 P. (likhati, likhita)

1) To write, write down, inscribe, draw a line, engrave; अरसिकेषु कवित्वनिवेदनं शिरसि मा लिख मा लिख मा लिख (arasikeṣu kavitvanivedanaṃ śirasi mā likha mā likha mā likha) Udb.; ताराक्षरैर्यामसिते कठिन्या निशालिखद् व्योम्नि तमःप्रशस्तिम् (tārākṣarairyāmasite kaṭhinyā niśālikhad vyomni tamaḥpraśastim) N.22.54; Y.2.87; Ś.7.5; लीनेव प्रतिबिम्बितेव लिखितेव (līneva pratibimbiteva likhiteva) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 5.1.

2) To sketch, draw, portray, delineate, paint; मृगमदतिलकं लिखति सपुलकं मृग- मिव रजनीकरे (mṛgamadatilakaṃ likhati sapulakaṃ mṛga- miva rajanīkare) Gītagovinda 7; मत्सादृश्यं विरहतनु वा भावगम्यं लिखन्ती (matsādṛśyaṃ virahatanu vā bhāvagamyaṃ likhantī) Meghadūta 87,82; Kumārasambhava 6.48; स्मित्वा पाणौ खड्गलेखां लिलेख (smitvā pāṇau khaḍgalekhāṃ lilekha) K. P. 1; केशग्रहः खलु तदा द्रुपदात्मजाया द्रोणस्य चाद्य लिखितैरिव वीक्षितो यैः (keśagrahaḥ khalu tadā drupadātmajāyā droṇasya cādya likhitairiva vīkṣito yaiḥ) Ve.3.11.

3) To scratch, rub, scrape, tear up; न किंचिर्दूचे चरणेन केवलं लिलेख बाष्पाकुललोचना भुवम् (na kiṃcirdūce caraṇena kevalaṃ lilekha bāṣpākulalocanā bhuvam) Kirātārjunīya 8.14; मूर्ध्ना दिवमिवालेखीत् (mūrdhnā divamivālekhīt) Bhaṭṭikāvya 15.22.

4) To lance, scarify.

5) To touch, graze.

6) To peck (as a bird).

7) To make smooth.

8) To unite sexually with a female.

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

Likh (लिख्).—r. 6th cl. (likhati) 1. To write. 2. To scratch, to scrape, to tear up. 3. To draw a line, to make a mark, &c. 4. To draw, to sketch, to portray, to paint. 5. To touch. 6. To make smooth. 7. To unite sexually with female. With ā, 1. To scratch. 2. To write. 3. To paint. With uda, 1. To scrape. 2. To carve. 3. To polish. With prati, To write in return, to reply. With vi, 1. To scratch. 2. To write. 3. To paint, to draw, to delineate. 4. To implant, to infix. r. 1st cl. (lekhati) (i) likhi r. 1st cl. (liṅkhati.) To go, to move.

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

Likh (लिख्).—i. 6, [Parasmaipada.] 1. To scratch, to pick, [Hitopadeśa] 43, 15. 2. To touch, [Bhaṭṭikāvya, (ed. Calc.)] 15, 22. 3. To write, [Pañcatantra] 5, 6; [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 396. 4. To delineate, Mahābhārata 2, 731. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. likhita, Scarified. n. 1. Writing, scripture. 2. A book. Comp. Citra-, adj. painted, [Hitopadeśa] 91, 6, M.M. (-iva, as if painted, i. e. motionless). Ptcple of the fut. pass. lekhya, n. 1. A letter. 2. A written accusation. 3. A manuscript. 4. Drawing, Chr. 51, 1. Comp. Durlekhya, i. e. dus-, adj. illegibly written, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 2, 91.

— With the prep. abhi abhi, 1. To write on, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 25, 17. 2. To write, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 91, 5. 3. To paint, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 9, 13.

— With ā ā, To delineate, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 199, 14; [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 103. ālekhya, 1. To be written. 2. To be delineated. n. 1. Writing. 2. A painting, picture, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 29.

— With vyā vi-ā, To pierce, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 30.

— With ud ud, 1. To scratch up, Mahābhārata 3, 374. 2. To polish, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 133. 3. To peck, [Pañcatantra] 146, 14 (see n.). 4. To slit open, [Pañcatantra] 91, 5. 5. To touch, Mahābhārata 3, 2453.

— With samud sam ud, To strike, [Kumārasaṃbhava, (ed. Stenzler.)] 1, 57.

— With pra pra, To scratch, to draw lines on (acc.), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 55.

— With vi vi, 1. To draw furrows on (acc.), [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 98. 2. To strike, Mahābhārata 3, 11953. 3. To peck, [Hitopadeśa] 93, 10. M.M. 4. To delineate, Mahābhārata 3, 16670.

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

Likh (लिख्).—likhati (likhate) [participle] likhita (q.v.) scratch, furrow, slit, peck at ([accusative]); draw a line, write, write down, delineate, sketch, paint. [Causative] lekhayati cause to scratch etc.; also = [Simple] write, paint.

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

1) Likh (लिख्):—(cf. the earlier form √rikh) [class] 6. [Parasmaipada] ([Dhātupāṭha xxviii, 72]) likhati (rarely [Ātmanepada] te; [perfect tense] lilekha, [Brāhmaṇa] etc.; [Aorist] alekhīt, [ib.]; [future] lekhitā, lekhiṣyati [grammar]; likhiṣyati, [Harivaṃśa]; [infinitive mood] lekhitum, or likhitum [grammar]; [indeclinable participle] lekhitvā, [ib.]; likhitvā, [Harivaṃśa]; -likhya, [Brāhmaṇa] etc.),

—to scratch, scrape, furrow, tear up (the ground), [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.;

—to pick, peck (said of birds), [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā; Hitopadeśa];

—to scarify, lance, [Suśruta];

—to produce by scratching etc., draw a line (with or [scilicet] lekhām), engrave, inscribe, write, copy, trace, sketch, delineate, paint, [Brāhmaṇa] etc. etc.;

—to make smooth, polish, [Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa];

—to graze, touch, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary];

—to unite sexually with a female (?), [Mahābhārata xiii, 2456] ([Nīlakaṇṭha]) :—[Passive voice] likhyate ([Aorist] alekhi), to be written, [Kathāsaritsāgara; Pañcatantra] :—[Causal] lekhayati (or likhāpayati; [Aorist] alīlikhat),

—to cause to scratch or write or copy or paint, [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Manu-smṛti] etc.;

—to scratch, lance, [Suśruta];

—to write, paint, [Yājñavalkya] :—[Desiderative] lilikhiṣati or lilekhiṣati[Pāṇini 1-2, 26.]

2) cf. [Greek] ἐρείκω; [Lithuanian] rḗkti, ‘to cut.’

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

Likh (लिख्):—likhati 1. a. To go. (śa) lisvati 6. a. To write.

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

Likh (लिख्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Āuḍa, Liha.

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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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