Likhya, Likhyā: 9 definitions

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Likhya 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

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.
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

likhyā (लिख्या).—a (likhyā S Poppy seed.) Pink or small; --used of eyes.

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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 dictionary

Source: 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

Likhyā (लिख्या).—f.

(-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.

[Sanskrit to German]

Likhya in German

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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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