Nasikya, Nāsikya, Nāśikya, Nashikya: 10 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Nāśikya can be transliterated into English as Nasikya or Nashikya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nasiky.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—The part of south India, known by Nasik. Same as Pañcavaṭī.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—Letters or phonetic elements produced in the nose; cf. नासिकायां यमानुस्वारनासिक्याः (nāsikāyāṃ yamānusvāranāsikyāḥ) R. T. 12. See (नासिक्य (nāsikya)).

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Nāśikya (नाशिक्य) is the name of a country included within Dakṣiṇapatha which was situated ahead of Māhiṣmatī according to Rājaśekhara (fl. 10th century) in his Kāvyamīmāṃsā (chapter 17). Dakṣiṇāpatha is a place-name ending is patha mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Nāsikya (नासिक्य) or Nāsika finds its earliest literary references in Kātyāyana’s Vārtika and in Patañjali’s Mahābhāṣya.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—a. [nāsikā-ṇya]

1) Nasal.

2) Being in the nose.

-kyaḥ A nasal sound.

-kyau (du.) An epithet of the Aśvins.

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

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—m. du. (-kyau) 1. The two sons of Aśhwini. 2. A nasal sound. n.

(-kyaṃ) The nose. E. nāsikā, and yat affix of identity or descent.

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

Nāsikya (नासिक्य).—[adjective] being in or uttered through the nose, nasal; [masculine] nasal sound ([grammar]), [plural] [Name] of a people.

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

1) Nāsikya (नासिक्य):—[from nās] mf(ā)n. being in or coming from the nose, [Chāndogya-upaniṣad; Vaitāna-sūtra]

2) [v.s. ...] uttered through the n°, nasal, [Prātiśākhya; Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] m. any nasal sound, [Śikṣā]

4) [v.s. ...] a [particular] n° s° related to the so-called Yamas, [Prātiśākhya]

5) [v.s. ...] [dual number] the two Aśvins (= nāsatyau), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people in Dakṣiṇā-patha, [Varāha-mihira; Atharvaveda-pariśiṣṭa]

7) [v.s. ...] n. the nose (also -ka), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a town, [Pāṇini 6-1, 63], [vArttika] 3.

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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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