Pakshantara, Pakṣāntara, Paksha-antara, Pakshamtara: 8 definitions


Pakshantara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, 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 term Pakṣāntara can be transliterated into English as Paksantara or Pakshantara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Pakshantara in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pakṣāntara (पक्षान्तर) refers to “on the other hand”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “A god becomes [filled] with lamenting, a dog ascends to heaven, a Brāhman might become discernible in substance [as a dog] or an insect or [com.—or (), on the other hand (pakṣāntare), he might become (syāt)] even a low outcaste. Like an actor here on the stage, the embodied soul continually takes on individual characters [and] he abandons others”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pakshantara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣāntara (पक्षान्तर).—

1) another side.

2) a different side or view of an argument.

3) another supposition.

Derivable forms: pakṣāntaram (पक्षान्तरम्).

Pakṣāntara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and antara (अन्तर).

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

Pakṣāntara (पक्षान्तर).—n.

(-raṃ) Another side or part, another view of the argument. E. pakṣa, and antara difference.

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

1) Pakṣāntara (पक्षान्तर):—[from pakṣa > pakṣ] n. an individual or particular case, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] another side or view of an argument, [Śakuntalā [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Pakṣāntara (पक्षान्तर):—[pakṣā+ntara] (raṃ) 1. n. Another side or view.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pakṣāntara (पक्षान्तर) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pakkhaṃtara.

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Pakshantara 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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pakshantara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pakṣāṃtara (ಪಕ್ಷಾಂತರ):—

1) [noun] the act of leaving one political party and joining the other.

2) [noun] a possibility of being otherwise.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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