Naksha, Nakṣā, Nakṣa: 4 definitions


Naksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 terms Nakṣā and Nakṣa can be transliterated into English as Naksa or Naksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Nakṣa (नक्ष).—The son born to Pṛthuṣeṇa by his wife Ākūti. Mention is made in Bhāgavata, Skandha 5, that he had a son named Gaya of his wife Druti.

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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

nakṣā (नक्षा).—See nakaśā &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

nakṣā (नक्षा).—See nakaśā &c.

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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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Nakśa (नक्श) [Also spelled naksh]:—(a) engraved; imprinted; (nm) features; -[e-kadama para] in the footsteps of, emulating;—, [tīkhe] sharp features; ~[dāra] imprinted, carrying an imprint; —[honā] to be imprinted; to create an impression.

2) Nakśā (नक्शा):—(nm) see [nakaśā; ~navīsa, ~navīsī] see under [nakaśā].

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