Pakshu, Pakṣu: 2 definitions

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Pakshu means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Pakṣu can be transliterated into English as Paksu or Pakshu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pakṣu (पक्षु).—name of a nāga king: °ur Mahāvyutpatti 3307. Cf. Vakṣu. Tibetan Pag-śu. But it seems to be a river-name; the three preceding names are Gaṅgā-, Sindhur, and Sītā-nāgarājā; similarly in Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.164.1. (Nāgas are often thought of as living in rivers, as is well known; compare Mahāvyutpatti 3304—6.) Since Vakṣu occurs as name of a river in Sanskrit, it is probably the correct form.

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

Pakṣu (पक्षु):—[from pakṣ] m. Name of a serpent-demon, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] ([wrong reading] for vakṣu?).

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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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