Pakshati, Pakṣati: 10 definitions


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

In Hinduism

Sports, Arts and Entertainment (wordly enjoyments)

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Source: Syainika Sastra of Rudradeva with English Translation (art)

Pakṣati (पक्षति) refers to the “wings” (of Hawks), according to the Śyainika-śāstra: a Sanskrit treatise dealing with the divisions and benefits of Hunting and Hawking, written by Rājā Rudradeva (or Candradeva) in possibly the 13th century.—Accordingly, [while discussing the yellow-eyed division of hawks]: “Of these birds, if the head is like the hood of a snake, and if the neck is long, the wings (pakṣati) wide and the chest broad, it is the best of its kind [pakṣatī cāyate vakṣo vistīrṇaṃ sarvapatriṇām]”.

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This section covers the skills and profiencies of the Kalas (“performing arts”) and Shastras (“sciences”) involving ancient Indian traditions of sports, games, arts, entertainment, love-making and other means of wordly enjoyments. Traditionally these topics were dealt with in Sanskrit treatises explaing the philosophy and the justification of enjoying the pleasures of the senses.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣati (पक्षति).—f.

1) The root of a wing; अलिखञ्चञ्चुपुटेन पक्षती (alikhañcañcupuṭena pakṣatī) N.2.2; खङ्गच्छिन्नजटायुपक्षतिः (khaṅgacchinnajaṭāyupakṣatiḥ) Uttararāmacarita 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pakṣati (पक्षति).—: [ °nti in Lalitavistara 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 Calcutta (see LV.), and this seems supported by Tibetan brjod pa, speak; probably therefore read so.]

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

Pakṣati (पक्षति).—f. (-tiḥ-tī) 1. The first day of the half month. 2. The root or insertion of a wing. E. pakṣa a fortnight, &c. tin aff. and ṅīṣ optionally added.

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

Pakṣati (पक्षति).—[pakṣa + ti], f. The root of a wing, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 1, 374.

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

1) Pakṣati (पक्षति):—[from pakṣ] f. the root or pit of a bird’s wing, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Kāvya literature; Rājataraṅgiṇī] (cf. [Pāṇini 5-2, 25])

2) [v.s. ...] the feathers or plumage of a bird, [Kādambarī; Bālarāmāyaṇa] (ifc.; -tā f.)

3) [v.s. ...] the first Tithi or day of the half month (also ), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Pakṣati (पक्षति):—(tiḥ) 2. f. The first day of the half month; root of a wing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Pakshati 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pakṣati (ಪಕ್ಷತಿ):—

1) [noun] the root of a wing of a bird.

2) [noun] the first day of a lunar fortnight; the day after the full moon-day or new moon-day.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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