Parikha, Parikhā: 13 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

parikhā : (f.) a ditch; a moat.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

parikhā (परिखा).—f Other or strange.

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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

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Parikha (परिख).—(-parikha), ifc. [bahuvrīhi] (= Sanskrit parigha, Pali usually paligha, once palikha, Geiger 39.2, where kh is explained as dialectic for gh; another possible explanation would [Page321-b+ 71] be confusion with Sanskrit and Pali parikhā, ditch, trench), obstacle; chiefly in [compound] utkṣipta-p°, with obstacles removed: Lalitavistara 428.16 (prose), Lefm. em. °parikheda, but mss. clearly tho corruptly point to °parikha, confirmed by Mahāvastu iii.225.6; Samādhirājasūtra p. 28 line 13; also udīrṇa-p° Samādhirājasūtra p. 28, line 14.

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

Parikhā (परिखा).—i. e. pari-kha (vb. khan), f. A moat, a ditch surrounding a fort or town, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 196.

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

Parikhā (परिखा).—[feminine] a ditch or trench round a town.

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

1) Parikhā (परिखा):—[=pari-khā] [from pari-khan] f. (once [in the beginning of a compound] kha, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]) a moat, ditch, trench or fosse round a town or fort (also applied to the sea surrounding the earth), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a village in the North country [gana] palady-ādi (iv, 2, 110)

3) Pārikha (पारिख):—[=pāri-kha] [from pāri] ([from] pari-khā) [gana] palady-ādi.

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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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