Prishthacakshus, Pṛṣṭhacakṣus, Prishtha-cakshus: 3 definitions
Prishthacakshus 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 Pṛṣṭhacakṣus can be transliterated into English as Prsthacaksus or Prishthacakshus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Prishthachakshus.
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Pṛṣṭhacakṣus (पृष्ठचक्षुस्).—m. a crab.
Pṛṣṭhacakṣus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pṛṣṭha and cakṣus (चक्षुस्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kṣuḥ) A crab. According to Vachaspatya:—A bear. E. pṛṣṭha the back, and cakṣus the eye.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Pṛṣṭhacakṣus (पृष्ठचक्षुस्):—[=pṛṣṭha-cakṣus] [from pṛṣṭha] m. ‘having eyes in the back’, a crab, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
2) [v.s. ...] a bear, V.
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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