Prakashaka, Prakāśaka: 15 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)

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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.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Prakāśaka (प्रकाशक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pagāsaya, Payāsaga, Paragāsaya.

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Prakashaka 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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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Prakashaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Prakāśaka (ಪ್ರಕಾಶಕ):—

1) [adjective] giving light; illuminating.

2) [adjective] throwing light on an abstract thing as to make it more clear and lucid.

3) [adjective] making or tending to make (something) publicly known.

4) [adjective] expressing, revealing (said with reference to thoughts, ideas, etc.).

5) [adjective] famous; renowned; popular.

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Prakāśaka (ಪ್ರಕಾಶಕ):—

1) [noun] the sun.

2) [noun] a man who publishes books, magazines, etc.; a publisher.

3) [noun] a man who interpretes, comments to elucidate the meaning of a literary or religious work.

4) [noun] a man who undertakes a careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge, to discover or establish facts or principles; a researcher.

5) [noun] a poisonous, nonmetallic chemical element, normally a white, phosphorescent, waxy solid, becoming yellow when exposed to light; phosphorous.

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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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