Parapaksha, Parapakṣa, Para-paksha: 6 definitions

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Parapaksha 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 Parapakṣa can be transliterated into English as Parapaksa or Parapaksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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

Parapakṣa (परपक्ष).—A son of Anu.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 99. 13.
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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

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Parapakṣa (परपक्ष).—the side or party of an enemy.

Derivable forms: parapakṣaḥ (परपक्षः).

Parapakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms para and pakṣa (पक्ष).

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

Parapakṣa (परपक्ष).—[masculine] the party of the foe.

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

1) Parapakṣa (परपक्ष):—[=para-pakṣa] [from para] m. the other side, hostile party, enemy, [Hitopadeśa]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a son of Anu, [Viṣṇu-purāṇa] ([varia lectio] paramekṣu).

[Sanskrit to German]

Parapaksha 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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