Lok: 10 definitions


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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lok (लोक्).—I. 1 Ā. (lokate, lokita) To see, view, perceive. -II. 1 U. or -Caus. (lokayati-te, lokita)

1) To look at, behold, view, perceive.

2) To know, be aware of.

3) To shine.

4) To seek.

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

Lok (लोक्).—[(ṛ)lokṛ] r. 1st cl. (lokate) To see. With ava, To see, to perceive. With ā, To view. r. 10th cl. (lokayati-te) 1. To speak. 2. To shine. 3. To know. 4. To look. With ava, 1. To see. 2. To learn. 3. To look after. With ā, 1. To see. 2. To know. 3. To regard as. With vi, 1. To perceive. 2. To search.

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

Lok (लोक्).—i. 1, [Ātmanepada.], and i. 10, [Parasmaipada.] (probably a [denominative.] derived from loka), 1. To see. 2. i. 10, † To shine, to speak.

— With the prep. ava ava, i. 1 and 10, 1. To see, [Hitopadeśa] 15, 2, M.M.; to look, [Hitopadeśa] 85, 15; to regard, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 3, 6; to see to, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 3, 6; to watch, [Pañcatantra] 249, 4. 2. To perceive, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 21, 3; [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 9, 16. 3. To review (an army), [Hitopadeśa] 94, 8.

— With samava sam-ava, i. 10, To inspect, Cāk. [distich] 13.

— With ā ā, i. 1 and 10, 1. To look out, Mahābhārata 4, 250. 2. To regard, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 81; to see, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 21; to inspect, to view, Mahābhārata 3, 11024. 3. To perceive, Mahābhārata 2, 1817. 4. To consider, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 126. sālokita, n. Look, eye, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 16, 8.

— With samā sam-ā, 1. To look at, Mahābhārata 2, 775. 2. To acknowledge, [Pañcatantra] pr. [distich] 3.

— With vi vi, i. 10, To see, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 8, 17; to regard, 12, 20; [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 47, 8. vilokya, 1. Regarding, i. e. to, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] 40, 1; to view, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 44, 19. 2. To take a view of, [Pañcatantra] 46, 7. 3. To look over, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 239. 4. To perceive, 2, 9. Ptcple. of the pf. pass. vilokita, n. Seeing, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 36.

— With pravi pra-vi, To look forward, [Rāmāyaṇa] 1, 9, 59. Cf. ruc.

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

Lok (लोक्).—lokate mostly lokayati (te) look, look at, view, contemplate; perceive, know.

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

1) Lok (लोक्):—(connected with √1. ruc) [class] 1. [Ātmanepada] ([Dhātupāṭha iv, 2]), lokate ([perfect tense] luloke, [Bhaṭṭi-kāvya]; [infinitive mood] -lokitum, [Kathāsaritsāgara]),

—to see, behold, perceive :—[Causal] or [class] 10. ([Dhātupāṭha xxxiii, 103]) lokayati ([Aorist] alulokat) idem, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Sāhitya-darpaṇa];

—to know, recognize, [Rāmāyaṇa; Liṅga-purāṇa]

2) cf. [English] look.

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

Lok (लोक्):—(ṛ, ṅa) lokati 1. d. To see. (ka) lokayati To speak; to shine.

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

Lok (लोक्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Loa.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Lok in Hindi refers in English to:—(nm) the world; one of the three worlds —[svarga, prithvi, patala;] one of the fourteen worlds (of which seven are above and seven below); people, folk; public; (a) popular, public; -[akhyana] a folk myth; -[katha] a folk tale, folk lore; -[kalyana] public welfare; -[kahani] folk tale; -[gatha] a ballad; -[gita] a folk song; -[citra] folk mind, popular mind; -[jivana] public life; ~[tamtra] democracy; ~[tamtriya] democratic; ~[tamtrika] democratic; a democrat; ~[traya/trayi] the three worlds —[akasha, patala] and [mrityuloka; ~vdaya] the two worlds—earth and heaven; -[nimda] public slander; -[niti] folk ethics, folk morals; -[nritya] folk dance; -[paddhati] popular method/way; -[pala] the protector of the world; ~[paraka] secular; •[ta] secularism; -[pravada] hearsay; rumour; ~[prasiddha] renowned, worldfamous; ~[priya] popular; •[ta] popularity; ~[bahya] ousted from the society; -[buddhi] popular wisdom; -[bhasha] popular language; ~[mata] public opinion/view; -[mana] popular mind; -[maryada] popular observance, bounds of decency, established usage or custom; -[manasa] the popular mind; ~[ramjaka] that entertains/satisfies people at large, he who or that which serves popular interest or results in public welfare; -[ramjana] popular entertainment/satisfaction/welfare; serving popular interest; -[raja] popular rule; -[rivaja] a folk custom; -[riti] popular custom/ method/ways; -[laja] loss of shame amongst people, safeguarding of honour, avoidance of public slander; -[lika] popular course, popular tradition; -[vada] rumour; -[varta] folk lore; ~[vikhyata] world famous/renowned; -[vijnana] popular science; -[viruddha] anti-public, anti-social; opposed to the people; ~[vishruta] see ~[vikhyata; -vishvasa] popular belief; -[vyavahara] popular dealings, dealings with others; -[shasana] popular government; -[samgita] folk music; -[samgraha] public welfare; experience gained through intercourse with men; -[samskriti] folk culture; -[satta] public authority/power; ~[sabha] House of the People (the lower house of the Indian Parliament); -[samaja] community at large; ~[sammata] enjoying popular support, having the backing of the people; ~[siddha] established or current among the people; ~[sevaka] public servant; ~[seva] public service; •[ayoga] public service commission; -[svasthya] public health; ~[hita] public welfare; philanthropy; •[bhavana] public spirit; ~[hitaishi] a philanthropist; public-spirited..—lok (लोक) is alternatively transliterated as Loka.

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