Pakshanta, Pakṣānta, Paksha-anta: 5 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pakshanta means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 term Pakṣānta can be transliterated into English as Paksanta or Pakshanta, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pakṣānta (पक्षांत).—m (S End of the pakṣa) A term for the fifteenth or last day of either of the half-months, i.e. the day of full moon or of new moon.

context information

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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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (P) next»] — Pakshanta in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣānta (पक्षान्त).—

1) the 15th day of either half month, i. e. the day of new or full moon.

2) the end of the wings of an army.

Derivable forms: pakṣāntaḥ (पक्षान्तः).

Pakṣānta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and anta (अन्त).

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

Pakṣānta (पक्षान्त).—m.

(-ntaḥ) The fifteen and last day of either half month, new or full moon. E. pakṣa a fornight, and anta end.

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

Pakṣānta (पक्षान्त).—[masculine] the end of the wings of an army or the last day of a fortnight.

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

1) Pakṣānta (पक्षान्त):—[from pakṣa > pakṣ] m. the end of the wings of an army arranged in the shape of a bird, [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] the last or 15th Tithi of either half month, new or full moon, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Manu-smṛti etc.]

context information

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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