Pakshapata, Pakṣapāta, Paksha-pata: 10 definitions



Pakshapata means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, 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 Pakṣapāta can be transliterated into English as Paksapata or Pakshapata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pakṣa-pāta.—‘one who works on behalf of someone else’ (Ep. Ind., Vol. XXXIV, p. 250). Note: pakṣa-pāta is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pakṣapāta (पक्षपात).—m (S) Espousing a side; partisanship, partiality. 2 Espousing a cause.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pakṣapāta (पक्षपात).—m Partisanship, partiality.

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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

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣapāta (पक्षपात).—

1) siding with any one; यद् दुर्योधनपक्षपातसदृशं कर्म (yad duryodhanapakṣapātasadṛśaṃ karma) Ve.3.5.

2) liking, desire, love, affection (for a thing); भवन्ति भव्येषु हि पक्षपाताः (bhavanti bhavyeṣu hi pakṣapātāḥ) Ki.3.12; U.5.17; रिपुपक्षे बद्धः पक्षपातः (ripupakṣe baddhaḥ pakṣapātaḥ) Mu.1.

3) attachment to a party, partisanship, partiality; पक्षपातमत्र देवी मन्यते (pakṣapātamatra devī manyate) M.1; सत्यं जना वच्मि न पक्षपातात् (satyaṃ janā vacmi na pakṣapātāt) Bh.1.47.

4) falling of wings, the moulting of birds.

5) a partisan.

Derivable forms: pakṣapātaḥ (पक्षपातः).

Pakṣapāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and pāta (पात).

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

Pakṣapāta (पक्षपात).—m.

(-taḥ) 1. Adopting a side or an argument whether right or wrong, partisanship. 2. A partisan, an adherent, who or what sides with. 3. The moulting of birds condered to proceed from fever. E. pakṣa, and pāta who cause to go, or pakṣa a wing, and pāta falling.

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

Pakṣapāta (पक्षपात).—m. 1. siding with somebody, Mahābhārata 1, 5347. 2. partiality, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 1, 54.

Pakṣapāta is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and pāta (पात).

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

Pakṣapāta (पक्षपात).—[masculine] moult or flight (lit. the falling or flying of the wings), partisanship (lit. the falling to one side) predilection for ([locative], [genetive], prati, or —°).

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

1) Pakṣapāta (पक्षपात):—[=pakṣa-pāta] [from pakṣa > pakṣ] m. ‘falling of the feathers’, the moulting of birds, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] flying, soaring, [Ratnāvalī ii, 7]

3) [v.s. ...] adopting a side or argument, siding with, partiality or inclination for ([locative case] [genitive case] [accusative] with prati, or [compound]), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc. (also, [Ratnāvalī ii, 7])

4) [v.s. ...] a partisan, adherent, [Horace H. Wilson]

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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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