Pakshika, Pākṣika: 10 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Pākṣika can be transliterated into English as Paksika or Pakshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Pakshik.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—a. (-kī 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° Mahāvastu ii.353.15; Śikṣāsamuccaya 314.8; see also Kṛṣṇa-pakṣika, and compare śukla-pākṣika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-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.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—i. e. pakṣa + ika, adj., f. kī, Belonging to a fortnight, Mahābhārata 14, 2513.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Pākṣika (पाक्षिक).—[adjective] = [preceding] or subject to an alternative.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pākṣika (पाक्षिक):—[from pākṣa] 1. pākṣika mf(ī)n. ([from] pakṣa) favouring a party or faction, [Purāṇa; Gaṇitādhyāya]
2) [v.s. ...] subject to an alternative, that which may or may not take place, possible but not necessary, optional, [Śaṃkarācārya; Pāṇini [Scholiast or Commentator]; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]
3) [v.s. ...] m. an alternative, [Horace H. Wilson]
4) [from pākṣa] 2. pākṣika m. ([from] pakṣin) a fowler, bird-catcher, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
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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