Parshvaka, Pārśvaka: 9 definitions


Parshvaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Pārśvaka can be transliterated into English as Parsvaka or Parshvaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Parshvaka in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pārśvaka (पार्श्वक).—m S pārśvānucara m S A body servant or attendant, a vallet, lacquey, page. 2 Much used in poetry of the cōbadāra & bhāladāra composing a retinue; a follower, retainer, henchman.

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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

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

Pārśvaka (पार्श्वक).—(- f.) A swindler, pilferer, thief.

Derivable forms: pārśvakaḥ (पार्श्वकः).

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

Pārśvakā (पार्श्वका).—(see s.vv. pārśukā, pārśvika), rib: Śikṣāsamuccaya 228.13 (ed. note suggests reading pārśukā); v.l. in some mss. for pārśukā Lalitavistara 254.9, 11; 255.22.

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

Pārśvaka (पार्श्वक).—[pārśva + ka], m. A rib, [Yājñavalkya, (ed. Stenzler.)] 3, 89.

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

1) Pārśvaka (पार्श्वक):—[from pārśava] m. a rib, [Yājñavalkya]

2) [v.s. ...] n. a by-way, dishonest means, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] mfn. one who seeks wealth or other objects by indirect or side means, [Pāṇini 5-2, 75.]

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

Pārśvaka (पार्श्वक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A swindler; a rib.

[Sanskrit to German]

Parshvaka 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»] — Parshvaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pārśvaka (ಪಾರ್ಶ್ವಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who earns money by fradulent or crooked means.

2) [noun] a division of an army that gives protection to the main body, on either side or strikes and causes damages to sidewings of enemy’s army; a flank.

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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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