Pancadasha, Pañcadasa, Pañcadaśa, Pancadasa, Pāñcadaśa, Pancan-dasha, Pamcadasha: 11 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Pañcadaśa and Pāñcadaśa can be transliterated into English as Pancadasa or Pancadasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchadasha.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—A svara variety of a sāma.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 8. 51, 52; Vāyu-purāṇa 9. 49.
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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Pancadasha in Jainism glossary
Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश) refers to the “fifteen (kinds of carelessness; cf. pañcadaśa)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “These, that is, the passions beginning with anger, the five objects of the senses which are the companions of lust, carelessness [com.—the fifteen (pañcadaśa) kinds of carelessness], wrong faith, speech and mind, and the body, the two [kinds of] bad meditation having a bad end and lack of restraint thus decidedly issue from the mass of evil of men inspiring fear of life. [Thus ends the reflection on] the influx of karma”.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancadasha in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pañcadasa : (adj.) fifteen.

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancadasha in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāñcadaśa (पाञ्चदश).—a. (-śī f.), [pāñcadaśya] (-śyī f.)

1) Relating to the fifteenth day of a month.

2) Being kindled by fifteen Sāmidhenī mantras; वह्निं यथा दारुणि पाञ्चदश्यं मनीषया निष्कर्षन्ति गूढम् (vahniṃ yathā dāruṇi pāñcadaśyaṃ manīṣayā niṣkarṣanti gūḍham) Bhāgavata 6.4.27.

See also (synonyms): pāñcadaśya.

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Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—a.

1) fifteenth.

2) increased by fifteen; as in पञ्चदशं शतम् (pañcadaśaṃ śatam) 'one hundred and fifteen'.

Pañcadaśa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and daśa (दश).

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

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—mfn.

(-śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) Fifteen or fifteenth. f. (-śī) The fifteenth day of a half month, full or new moon. E. pañca five, daśan ten, aff. ḍaṭ.

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

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश).—[feminine] ī the fifteenth, increased by or consisting of 15; [feminine] ī the 15^th day.

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

1) Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश):—[=pañca-daśa] [from pañca] a mf(ī)n. the 15th, [Atharva-veda] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] + 15 [Śāṅkhāyana-śrauta-sūtra]

3) [v.s. ...] consisting of 15 [Ṛg-veda] etc. etc.

4) [v.s. ...] containing or representing the Pañca-daśa Stoma, connected with it, [Brāhmaṇa]

5) [=pañca-daśa] [from pañca] b for śan in [compound]

6) Pāñcadaśa (पाञ्चदश):—[=pāñca-daśa] [from pāñca] mf(ī)n. ([from] pañ-daśī) relating to the 15th day of a month [gana] saṃdhi-velādi,

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

Pañcadaśa (पञ्चदश):—[pañca-daśa] (śaḥ-śī-śaṃ) a. Fifteen or fifteenth. f. Full or new moon.

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Pancadasha 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

[«previous next»] — Pancadasha in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paṃcadaśa (ಪಂಚದಶ):—

1) [adjective] amounting to fifteen in number; fifteen.

2) [adjective] next after the fourteenth in a consecutive series; fifteenth.

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Paṃcadaśa (ಪಂಚದಶ):—[noun] the cardinal number fifteen; 15.

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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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