Pracaksh, Pracakṣ: 3 definitions


Pracaksh 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 Pracakṣ can be transliterated into English as Pracaks or Pracaksh, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prachaksh.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pracakṣ (प्रचक्ष्).—2 Ā.

1) To say, speak, lay down; स्वजनाश्रु किलातिसंततं दहति प्रेतमिति प्रचक्षते (svajanāśru kilātisaṃtataṃ dahati pretamiti pracakṣate) R.8.86.

2) To tell, relate.

3) To consider, regard, deem.

4) To name, call; योऽस्यात्मनः कारयिता तं क्षेत्रज्ञं प्रचक्षते (yo'syātmanaḥ kārayitā taṃ kṣetrajñaṃ pracakṣate) Manusmṛti 12.12;2. 17;3.28;1.14.

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

Pracakṣ (प्रचक्ष्).—relate, tell; consider as, take for, call, name.

Pracakṣ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pra and cakṣ (चक्ष्).

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

Pracakṣ (प्रचक्ष्):—[=pra-√cakṣ] [Ātmanepada] -caṣṭe, to tell, relate, declare, [Mahābhārata; Raghuvaṃśa];

—to suppose, regard or consider as ([accusative]), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.;

—to name, call, [Manu-smṛti; Bhāgavata-purāṇa] :

—[Causal] -cakṣayati, to irradiate, illumine, [Ṛg-veda]

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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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