Pakshas, Pakṣas: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Pakṣas can be transliterated into English as Paksas or Pakshas, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣas (पक्षस्).—n.

1) A wing.

2) The side-part of a carriage.

3) The leaf of a door.

4) The wing of an army.

5) A half or division.

6) A half month.

7) The side or shore of a river.

8) A side in general.

9) Part, view, alternative; पूर्वस्मिन् पक्षसि त्र्यनीका विपरिवर्तते (pūrvasmin pakṣasi tryanīkā viparivartate) ŚB. on MS. 1.5.55.

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

Pakṣas (पक्षस्).—[neuter] wing, side.

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

1) Pakṣas (पक्षस्):—[from pakṣ] n. a wing, [Uṇādi-sūtra iv, 219 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) [v.s. ...] a side, [Ṛg-veda vi, 47, 19]

3) [v.s. ...] the side part of a carriage, [Atharva-veda; Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa; Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa]

4) [v.s. ...] the leaf or side-post of a door, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Taittirīya-brāhmaṇa; Kāṭhaka]

5) [v.s. ...] the wing of an army, [Śāṅkhāyana-brāhmaṇa] a half or any division, [???]

6) [v.s. ...] a half month, [Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] the side or shore of a river, [ib.; Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

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Pakshas 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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