Nidraksha, Nidrākṣa: 1 definition


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The Sanskrit term Nidrākṣa can be transliterated into English as Nidraksa or Nidraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Nidrākṣa (निद्राक्ष).—adj., f. °ī, sleepy-eyed (nidrākṣan): in Mahāvastu ii.203.1 (verse) read, nānā-udyānagamana-śrāntā pramadā viya nidrākṣyā (n. pl. f.). So the mss.; Senart em. violently. The meter is almost perfect; we must understand pro- nunciation nidā° for nidrā°.

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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. 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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