Pakshini, Pakṣiṇī: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pakshini means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Pakṣiṇī can be transliterated into English as Paksini or Pakshini, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pakshini in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pakṣiṇī (पक्षिणी).—A śakti on the ṣoḍaśa—patrābja.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 32. 11.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pakṣiṇī (पक्षिणी).—f S One night and two days; or two nights and one day. 2 Popularly the word signifies this period of āśauca or ceremonial impurity; as pakṣiṇī āśauca. 3 f A female bird. Ex. pa0 prabhātīṃ cāriyāsīṃ jāya ||.

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

pakṣiṇī (पक्षिणी).—f One night and two days; or two nights and one day. Properly the word signifies this period of āśauca or ceremonial impurity; as pakṣiṇī āśauca. A female bird.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pakṣiṇī (पक्षिणी).—[pakṣatulyau divasau asyāḥ ini ṅīp]

1) A female bird.

2) A night with the two days enclosing it; (dvāvahnāvekarātriśca pakṣiṇītyabhidhīyate).

3) The day of full moon.

4) A children's malady (pūtanā); Gīrvāṇa.

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

1) Pakṣiṇī (पक्षिणी):—[from pakṣin > pakṣ] f. a female bird, [Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] (with or sc. rātri) a night with the 2 days enclosing it, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Gautama-dharma-śāstra]

3) [v.s. ...] the day of full moon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] Name of a Śākinī, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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

Pakṣiṇi (ಪಕ್ಷಿಣಿ):—[noun] a duration of one and half a day (from the sun rise on the first day till the sunset of the next day approx. 36 hours).

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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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