Parikha, aka: Parikhā; 7 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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parikhā : (f.) a ditch; a moat.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Parikhā, (f.) (fr. pari+khan, cp. Epic Sk. parikhā) a ditch, trench, moat Vin. II, 154; D. I, 105 (ukkiṇṇa-parikha adj. with trenches dug deep, combined with okkhittapaligha; explained by khāta-parikha ṭhapita-paligha at DA. I, 274); M. I, 139 (saṅkiṇṇa° adj. with trenches filled, Ep. of an Arahant, combined with ukkhittapaligha)=A. III, 84 sq. = Nd2 284 C (spelt kkh); A. IV, 106 (nagara°); J. I, 240, 490; IV, 106 (ukkiṇṇ’antaraparikha); VI, 276, 432; Cp II. 13 (spelt kkh); Miln. 1 (gambhīra°); SnA 519 (°taṭa); PvA. 201 (°piṭṭhe), 261 (id.), 278 (id. , v. l. °parikkhāṭa-tīre). (Page 423)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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parikhā (परिखा).—f S A ditch surrounding a fort, palace, or mansion, a moat.

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parikhā (परिखा).—a P (Commonly parakhā) Other or strange--a person: novel or new--a thing.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

parikhā (परिखा).—f Other or strange.

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

Parikhā (परिखा).—

1) A moat, ditch, trench round a fort or town. Mb.5.243.23; स वेलावप्रवलयां परिखीकृतसागराम् (sa velāvapravalayāṃ parikhīkṛtasāgarām) (urvī śaśāsa) R.1.3;12.66; तस्य परिखास्तिस्रो दण्डान्तराः कारयेत् (tasya parikhāstisro daṇḍāntarāḥ kārayet) Kau. A.2.2.21.

2) The bottom, depth; (fig.) root; बुद्धिर्ममैषा परिखास्थितस्य माभूद्विचारस्तव धर्मपुत्र (buddhirmamaiṣā parikhāsthitasya mābhūdvicārastava dharmaputra) Mb.12.167.39 (parikhāsthita impregnable).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Parikhā (परिखा).—f.

(-khā) A moat, a ditch surrounding a fort or a town, &c. E. pari round, khan to dig, aff. ḍa.

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