Nikshana, Nikṣaṇa, Nīkṣaṇa: 6 definitions


Nikshana 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 terms Nikṣaṇa and Nīkṣaṇa can be transliterated into English as Niksana or Nikshana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nikṣaṇa (निक्षण).—Kissing.

Derivable forms: nikṣaṇam (निक्षणम्).

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Nīkṣaṇa (नीक्षण).—Ved. A stick for stirring up and testing boiling rice (pākaparīkṣāsādhana); यन्नीक्षणं मांस्पचृन्याः उखायाः (yannīkṣaṇaṃ māṃspacṛnyāḥ ukhāyāḥ) Ṛgveda 1.162.13.

Derivable forms: nīkṣaṇam (नीक्षणम्).

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

Nikṣaṇa (निक्षण).—n.

(-ṇaṃ) Kissing. E. nikṣ to kiss, lyuṭ aff.

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

Nīkṣaṇa (नीक्षण):—n. (√nīkṣ = nikṣ) a stick for stirring up a cauldron, a kind of ladle, [Ṛg-veda i, 162, 13] (cf. nekṣaṇa and mekṣaṇa).

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

Nikṣaṇa (निक्षण):—(ṇaṃ) 1. n. Kissing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Nikshana in German

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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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