Pakshapatin, Pakṣapātin, Paksha-patin: 8 definitions

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The Sanskrit term Pakṣapātin can be transliterated into English as Paksapatin or Pakshapatin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣapātin (पक्षपातिन्).—a. or subst.

1) siding with, adhering to, a party, attached or partial (to a particular cause); पक्षपातिनो देवा अपि पाण्डवानाम् (pakṣapātino devā api pāṇḍavānām) Ve.3.

2) sympathizing; Ve.3.

3) a follower, partisan, friend; यः सुरपक्षपाती (yaḥ surapakṣapātī) V.1.

Pakṣapātin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and pātin (पातिन्).

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

Pakṣapātin (पक्षपातिन्).—m. (-tī) 1. A partisan, a friend, an adherent. 2. Moving the wings. E. pakṣapāta, and ini aff.

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

Pakṣapātin (पक्षपातिन्).—adj. siding with, partial, [Mālavikāgnimitra, (ed. Tullberg.)] 13, 17.

Pakṣapātin is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pakṣa and pātin (पातिन्).

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

Pakṣapātin (पक्षपातिन्).—[adjective] flying, partial to ([locative] *or —°); [abstract] titā [feminine]

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

1) Pakṣapātin (पक्षपातिन्):—[=pakṣa-pātin] [from pakṣa > pakṣ] mfn. flying

2) [v.s. ...] ifc. siding with, favouring, [Kāvya literature; Pañcatantra]

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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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