Pakshati, aka: Pakṣati; 3 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Pakṣati can be transliterated into English as Paksati or Pakshati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pakṣati (पक्षति).—f.

1) The root of a wing; अलिखञ्चञ्चुपुटेन पक्षती (alikhañcañcupuṭena pakṣatī) N.2.2; खङ्गच्छिन्नजटायुपक्षतिः (khaṅgacchinnajaṭāyupakṣatiḥ) U.3.43; Si.11.26; पार्श्व- द्वितयसंसक्तनिषङ्गद्वयपक्षतौ (pārśva- dvitayasaṃsaktaniṣaṅgadvayapakṣatau) Śiva B.29.16.

2) The first day of a lunar fortnight.

Derivable forms: pakṣatiḥ (पक्षतिः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣati (पक्षति).—: [ °nti in LV 88.15, if correct could only be a denom. from pakṣa, party; compare Dhātup. pakṣa(ya)ti = parigrahe; with object pratipakṣaṃ, adhere to the opposite party. But several mss. vakṣanti, which could intend vakṣyanti, as read by Calc., and this seems supported by Tibetan brjod pa, speak; probably therefore read so.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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