Nikasa, Nikāsa, Nikasha, Nikaṣa, Nikaṣā, Nikāśa, Nikāṣa, Nīkāśa: 8 definitions

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The Sanskrit terms Nikaṣa and Nikaṣā and Nikāśa and Nikāṣa and Nīkāśa can be transliterated into English as Nikasa or Nikasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

nikasa : (m.) whetstone. || nikāsa (m.), neighbourhood.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Nikāsa, (n. -adj.) (ni+kaś) appearance; adj. of appearance, like J. V, 87 (-°), corresp. to °avakāsa. (Page 352)

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Nikasa, (Sk. nikasa, ni+kasati) a whetstone Dāvs III, 87 (°opala). (Page 352)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nikaṣa (निकष).—

1) A touch-stone, whet-stone; निकषे हेमरेखेव (nikaṣe hemarekheva) R.17.46; Mv.1.4.

2) (Fig.) Anything serving as a touch-stone, a test; नन्वेष दर्पनिकषस्तव चन्द्रकेतुः (nanveṣa darpanikaṣastava candraketuḥ) U.5.1; आदर्शः शिक्षितानां सुचरितनिकषः (ādarśaḥ śikṣitānāṃ sucaritanikaṣaḥ) Mk.1.48; Dk.1; K.44.

3) A streak or line of gold made on a touchstone; कनकनिकषरुचिशुचिवसनेन श्वसिति न सा परिजनहसनेन (kanakanikaṣaruciśucivasanena śvasiti na sā parijanahasanena) Gīt. 7.6; कनकनिकषस्निग्धा विद्युत् प्रिया न ममोर्वशी (kanakanikaṣasnigdhā vidyut priyā na mamorvaśī) V.4.1;5.19.

Derivable forms: nikaṣaḥ (निकषः).

See also (synonyms): nikasa.

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Nikaṣā (निकषा).—Name of the mother of Rāvaṇa or of imps in general. -ind. Near, hard, close by, at hand (with acc.); निकषा सौधभित्तिम् (nikaṣā saudhabhittim) Dk.; विलङ्घ्य लङ्कां निकषा हनिष्यति (vilaṅghya laṅkāṃ nikaṣā haniṣyati) Śi.1.68.

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Nikāśa (निकाश).—[ni-kāś-ghañ]

1) Appearance, sight.

2) Horizon.

3) Proximity, vicinity; प्रत्येष्यतं निकाशं मे कालेनाल्पीयसा पुनः (pratyeṣyataṃ nikāśaṃ me kālenālpīyasā punaḥ) Bhāg.3.16.31.

4) Likeness, resemblance (at the end of comp.); क्वचिन्मणिनिकाशोदाम् (kvacinmaṇinikāśodām) (nadīm) Rām.2.95.1; Māl.5.13.

5) light.

6) secret; निकाशस्तु प्रकाशे स्यात् सदृशे रहसि स्मृतः (nikāśastu prakāśe syāt sadṛśe rahasi smṛtaḥ) Nm.

Derivable forms: nikāśaḥ (निकाशः).

See also (synonyms): nikāsa.

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Nikāṣa (निकाष).—Scratching, rubbing; कनकनिकाषराजिगौरैः (kanakanikāṣarājigauraiḥ) Ki.7.6.

Derivable forms: nikāṣaḥ (निकाषः).

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Nīkāśa (नीकाश).—a. See निकाश (nikāśa); resembling; आकर्णमुल्लसितमम्बु विकासिकाशनीकाशमाप समतां सितचामरस्य (ākarṇamullasitamambu vikāsikāśanīkāśamāpa samatāṃ sitacāmarasya) Śi.5.35; Ki.11.5.

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

Nikaṣa (निकष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ-saḥ) The touch-stone. f.

(-ṣā) The mother of the imps or goblins. E. ni prefixed to kaṣ to injure, affix gha.

Nikaṣa can also be spelled as Nikasa (निकस).

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Nikaṣā (निकषा).—ind. 1. Near, proximate. 2. In the middle, betwixt, between. 3. The mother of a Rakshasha. E. ni prefixed to kaṣ to hurt, Unadi affix ā.

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Nikasa (निकस).—m.

(-saḥ) A touch-stone: see nikaṣa.

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Nikāṣa (निकाष).—m.

(-ṣaḥ) Rubbing, Scratching. E. ni before, kaṣ to hurt, ghañ aff

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Nikāsa (निकास).—mfn.

(-saḥ-sā-saṃ) 1. Likeness. (in composition:) 2. Proximity 3. Appearance. See nīkāsa.

Nikāsa can also be spelled as Nikāśa (निकाश).

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Nīkāśa (नीकाश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śā-śaṃ) (In composition) Like, resembling. m.

(-śaḥ) Certainty, ascertainment. E. ni before, kāś to shine, aff. ghañ and the vowel made long.

Nīkāśa can also be spelled as Nikāśa (निकाश).

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

Nikaṣa (निकष).—[ni-kaṣ + a] (for karṣ, vb. kṛṣ), + a, I. m. 1. The touchstone, [Raghuvaṃśa, (ed. Stenzler.)] 17, 46. 2. The test appearing on the touchstone, Mahābhārata 12, 7471. Ii. f. ṣā, A proper name, [Rāmāyaṇa] 5, [adhyāya.] 76.

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Nikaṣā (निकषा).—an old instr. of ni -kaṣ (for karṣ, vb. kṛṣ), + a, prepos. with acc. Near, [Harivaṃśa, (ed. Calc.)] 16038.

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Nikāśa (निकाश).—[ni + kāś + a]. 1. m. Sight, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 3, 16, 30. 2. Latter part of comp. adj., Similar, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 30, 18.

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Nīkāśa (नीकाश).—i. e. ni-kāś + a, Latter part of comp. adj., f. śā, Like, resembling, Mahābhārata 3, 12552.

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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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