Pakshata, Pakṣatā: 8 definitions


Pakshata means something in 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 Pakṣatā can be transliterated into English as Paksata or Pakshata, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣatā (पक्षता).—

1) Alliance, partisanship.

2) Adherence to a party.

3) Taking up a side or argument.

4) Forming a part of.

5) Maintaining or defending a thesis.

6) The essential nature of a proposition.

7) Being the minor term or subject of a syllogism.

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

Pakṣatā (पक्षता).—f.

(-tā) 1. The nature or essential character of a proposition. 2. The taking up a side of argument. 3. Maintaining or defending a thesis. E. tal added to pakṣa; also with tva, pakṣatvaṃ.

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

Pakṣatā (पक्षता).—[pakṣa + tā], f. Alliance, Mahābhārata 2, 2665.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Pakṣatā (पक्षता) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—[nyāya] by Raghunātha. Oudh. Xv, 96.
—by Raghudeva. Sb. 208.
—by Gadādhara q. v.
—[commentary] Oppert. 904. 7717.
—[commentary] by Kṛṣṇabhaṭṭa. Io. 331. Oudh. Xv, 98. Oppert. Ii, 3696. 8498.
—[commentary] by Śaṅkara Bhaṭṭa. Oppert. Ii, 10241.

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

1) Pakṣatā (पक्षता):—[=pakṣa-tā] [from pakṣa > pakṣ] f. partisanship, adherence to a party (tāṃ-√gam, with [genitive case] ‘to take the side of’), [Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] (in [philosophy]) the taking up a side or argument

3) [v.s. ...] maintaining or defending a thesis

4) [v.s. ...] the essential nature of a proposition

5) [v.s. ...] the being the premiss to be proved

6) [v.s. ...] Name of sub voce works.

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

Pakṣatā (पक्षता):—(tā) 1. f. Nature of a thesis; the taking of one side.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pakshata 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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