Potaraksha, Potarakṣa, Pota-raksha: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Potarakṣa can be transliterated into English as Potaraksa or Potaraksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Potarakṣa (पोतरक्ष).—the rudder of a boat or ship.

Derivable forms: potarakṣaḥ (पोतरक्षः).

Potarakṣa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pota and rakṣa (रक्ष).

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

Potarakṣa (पोतरक्ष).—m.

(-kṣaḥ) The rudder of a boat, or large oar used as one. E. pota a boat, rakṣa to preserve, ac aff.

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

Potarakṣa (पोतरक्ष):—[=pota-rakṣa] [from pota] m. ‘ship-governing’, the rudder of a boat, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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