Prakashaka, Prakāśaka: 13 definitions

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Prakashaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Prakāśaka can be transliterated into English as Prakasaka or Prakashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Prakashak.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Prakashaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—A son of Raivata Manu.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 9. 21.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

[«previous next»] — Prakashaka in Ayurveda glossary
Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक):—Illuminating, making apparent or manifest , disclosing , discovering

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—a (S) That enlightens or illumines. 2 fig. That expounds, explains, instructs, informs.

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

prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—a That enlightens or illumines. Publisher.

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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»] — Prakashaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—a. (-śikā f.)

1) Illuminating, giving light.

2) Making apparent, discovering, disclosing, evincing, betraying, displaying.

3) Expressing, indicating.

4) Explaining, making clear, expounding.

5) Bright; shining, brilliant.

6) Noted, celebrated, renowned.

-kaḥ 1 The sun.

2) A discoverer.

3) An expounder.

4) A publisher.

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

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) What irradiates, what makes open or apparent, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. An illuminator, an expounder, an illustrator. 2. The Sun. E. prakāśa to make light or evident, aff. vun .

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

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—[pra-kāś + aka], I. adj., f. śikā. 1. Clear, bright, [Bhagavadgītā, (ed. Schlegel.)] 14, 6. 2. Renowned, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 4, 79. 3. What makes open or apparent, illuminating, Mahābhārata 14, 1066. Ii. m. The illuminator, the sun, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 18, 18.

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

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक).—[feminine] śikā = [preceding] + seq. adj.; [abstract] tva [neuter]

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

1) Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक):—[=pra-kāśaka] [from pra-kāś] mf(ikā)n. clear, bright, shining, brilliant, [Sāṃkhyakārikā; Tattvasamāsa; Mahābhārata]

2) [v.s. ...] universally known, renowned, [Rājataraṅgiṇī]

3) [v.s. ...] irradiating, illuminating, giving light, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Sāṃkhyakārikā [Scholiast or Commentator]; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) [v.s. ...] making clear, illustrating, explaining, [Sarvadarśana-saṃgraha; Śaṃkarācārya]

5) [v.s. ...] making apparent or manifest, disclosing, discovering, publishing, evincing, betraying, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa; Mārkaṇḍeya-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] indicating, expressing, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) [v.s. ...] m. ‘light-giver’, the sun, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

8) [=pra-kāśaka] [from pra-kāś] n. bell-metal, brass, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक):—[pra-kāśaka] (kaḥ) 1. m. An expounder. a. Making clear.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक):—(von kāś simpl. und caus. mit pra)

1) adj. f. prakāśikā a) hell, leuchtend, glänzend: sattvaṃ nirmalatvātprakāśakamanāmayam [Bhagavadgītā 14, 6.] [SĀṂKHYAK. 13.] [Sânkhya Philosophy 26.] devāstejasvino yasmātprabhāvantaḥ prakāśakāḥ [Mahābhārata 13, 4725.] te brāhmaṇā itaḥ pretya brahmaloke prakāśakāḥ [5, 1602.] — b) allgemein bekannt, berühmt: kṛtyaiḥ prakāśākāśakāntibhiḥ . prakāśikā [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 79.] — c) erhellend, erleuchtend: pradīpavadviṣaya [GAUḌAP.] zu [SĀṂKHYAK. 36.] [] zu [Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad S. 288.] para [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 1,] [?77.Scholiast zu Kapila 1, 128.] indriyāṇāṃ prakāśikā [Mahābhārata 14, 1066.] loka [Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 804.] anatiprakāśakatva [Vedānta lecture No. 31.] — d) offenbar machend, verrathend: saṃbhogecchā [Sāhityadarpana 51, 9.] puṃsāmapakāraprakāśakau (tanayau) [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 51, 117.] bezeichnend, ausdrückend: praśasyārtha [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1441.] erhellend so v. a. erklärend: artha [Oxforder Handschriften 165,a,3.] [] zu [Praśnopaniṣad.5,5.] —

2) m. der Erheller, die Sonne [Kathāsaritsāgara 18, 18.] —

3) f. prakāśikā Titel eines Commentars zum Mimāṃsāsūtra von Rāmakṛṣṇa, [HALL 181.]

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Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक):—

1) c) [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 11, 10, 8.] — d) beleuchtend, deutlich machend, zur Anschauung bringend [SARVADARŚANAS. 16, 8.] Davon nom. abstr. tva n. [48, 2. 6.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक):——

1) Adj. (f. śikā) — a) hell , leuchtend , glänzend. — b) allgemein bekannt , berühmt. — c) erhellend , erleuchtend. — d) offenbar machend , verrathend. — e) beleuchtend deutlich machend , zur Anschauung bringend , erklären Nom.abstr. tva n. — f) bezeichnend , ausdrückend.

2) m. die Sonne.

3) f. śikā Titel verschiedener Commentare [Private libraries (Gustav) 1.] Comm. zu [Āryabhaṭa 1,3.] —

4) *n. Glockengut [Galano's Wörterbuch]

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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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakashaka in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक) [Also spelled prakashak]:—(nm) a publisher; one who or that which illuminates, an illuminator; ~[kīya] of, related with or pertaining to a/the publisher.

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