Pakshika, Pākṣika: 10 definitions

Introduction

Pakshika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi. 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 Pākṣika can be transliterated into English as Paksika or Pakshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—Alternative; occurring optionally or alternatively; cf. पाक्षिक एष दोषः (pākṣika eṣa doṣaḥ) M. Bh. on II.3.46 Vaart. 8; VI. 1.6I Vart. 4, cf. also पाक्षिक एक्श्रुत्य-विधिर्भवति (pākṣika ekśrutya-vidhirbhavati) Kaas. on P. I.2.36.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Jaina Yoga

Pākṣika (पाक्षिक) refers to a division of a śrāvaka (laymen), according to certain Digambadara Jains, eg., Āśādhara (Sāgāra-dharmāmṛta 1.19-20), and Medhāvin (Dharma-saṃgraha-śrāvakācāra 5.1-8). Pākṣika refers to a layman who has an inclination (pakṣa) towards ahiṃsā. He possesses samyaktva and practises the mūla-guṇas and the aṇu-vratas and is assiduous in performing the pūjā.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—a S Relating to pakṣa, which see throughout. Partial; subsisting in, affecting or regarding, pertaining or relating to one side, part, class, division &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—a Partial. Fortnightly.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—a. (- f.)

1) Belonging to a fortnight, fortnightly.

2) Belonging to a bird.

3) Favouring a party or faction.

4) Belonging to an argument.

5) Optional, subject to an alternative, allowed but not specifically laid down; नियमः पाक्षिके सति (niyamaḥ pākṣike sati).

-kaḥ 1 A fowler.

2) An alternative.

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

Pakṣika (पक्षिक).—(-pakṣika), adj. (= Sanskrit pākṣika, -pakṣin, Pali -pak-khika, in brāhmaṇa-p°, Childers), ifc., belonging to the party (of…): Māra-p° Mv ii.353.15; Śikṣ 314.8; see also Kṛṣṇa-pakṣika, and compare śukla-pākṣika.

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

Pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Belonging to a bird, to a fortnight, to an argument, &c. 2. Favouring a party or faction. 3. Optional, allowed but not prescribed. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A fowler, a bird-catcher. 2. An alternative. E. pakṣa a fortnight, or pakṣin a bird, aff. ṭhañ.

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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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