Nakhavishkira, Nakhaviṣkira, Nakha-vishkira: 9 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Nakhavishkira 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 Nakhaviṣkira can be transliterated into English as Nakhaviskira or Nakhavishkira, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

[«previous next»] — Nakhavishkira in Dharmashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर) is a Sanskrit word referring to the bird that scratches out food with its nails. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.13)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Nakhavishkira in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर).—a bird of prey (tearing with claws); Ms.5.13.

Derivable forms: nakhaviṣkiraḥ (नखविष्किरः).

Nakhaviṣkira is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakha and viṣkira (विष्किर).

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

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) What tears or rends, (as a bird of prey, &c.) E. nakha, and viṣkira what scatters.

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

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर).—m. a bird wounding with strong talons, a bird of prey, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 13.

Nakhaviṣkira is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms nakha and viṣkira (विष्किर).

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

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर).—[masculine] scratcher (kind of bird).

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

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर):—[=nakha-viṣkira] [from nakha] m. ‘tearing or rending with the claws’, scratcher, [Manu-smṛti v, 13.]

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

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर):—[nakha-viṣkira] (raḥ-rā-raṃ) a. Tearing.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर):—(nakha + vi) m. ein mit den Zehen scharrender Vogel [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 13.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Nakhaviṣkira (नखविष्किर):—m. Scharrvogel.

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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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