Makshi, Makṣī: 2 definitions


Makshi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Makṣī can be transliterated into English as Maksi or Makshi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Makṣī (मक्षी).—(= AMg. macchī; compare Sanskrit makṣikā, Vedic makṣ, makṣā; Pali only makkhikā recorded), fly, or other winged insect: Mahāvastu i.211.5 = ii.15.5 (prose) makṣī pi, even a fly (did not fly over the bodhisattva's mother while he was in her womb). So, or °kṣi, the mss. hoth times, unanimously; Senart em. pakṣī, quite needlessly.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Makṣi (ಮಕ್ಷಿ):—[noun] any of disease-carrying muscid flies of Musca genus found in and around houses, and feeding on garbage, manure, and food, esp., a common worldwide species (M. domestica); a house fly.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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