Likhya, Likhyā: 9 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Likhyā (लिख्या).—Eight times the Vālāgram (s.v.).*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 258. 18.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
likhyā (लिख्या).—a (likhyā S Poppy seed.) Pink or small; --used of eyes.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Likhyā (लिख्या).—[riṣeḥ saḥ kit Un.3.66]
1) A nit, the egg of a louse.
2) A very minute measure of weight (said to be equal to 4 or 8 trasareṇus); जालान्तरगते भानौ यच्चाणुर्दृश्यते रजः । तैश्चतुर्भिर्भवेल्लिक्षा (jālāntaragate bhānau yaccāṇurdṛśyate rajaḥ | taiścaturbhirbhavellikṣā); or त्रसरेणवोऽष्टौ विज्ञेया लिक्षैका परिमाणतः (trasareṇavo'ṣṭau vijñeyā likṣaikā parimāṇataḥ) Manusmṛti 8.133; see Y.1.362 also.
See also (synonyms): likṣā.
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Likhya (लिख्य).—A nit, the egg of a louse; cf. लिक्षा (likṣā).
Derivable forms: likhyaḥ (लिख्यः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-khyā) A poppy seed, considered as a minute measure of weight, variously estimated at four or eight Traśarenus or motes, or the sixth part of a mustard seed, &c. E. likh to write, kyap aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Likhya (लिख्य).—[masculine] ā [feminine] = likṣa, ā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Likhya (लिख्य):—[from likṣā] a m. and f(ā). idem (also a measure of weight), [Śārṅgadhara-saṃhitā; Bhāvaprakāśa; Agni-purāṇa]
2) b See [column]1.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Likhyā (लिख्या):—(khyā) 1. f. A poppy seed; a weight of (1/6) of a mustard seed.
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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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