Rakshin, Rakṣin: 8 definitions


Rakshin 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 Rakṣin can be transliterated into English as Raksin or Rakshin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Rakṣin (रक्षिन्).—a. Protecting, guarding, ruling &c.; निपीय यस्य क्षितिरक्षिणः कथाः (nipīya yasya kṣitirakṣiṇaḥ kathāḥ) N.1.1. -m.

1) A protector, guardian, saviour.

2) A guard, watchman, sentinel, policeman; अये पदशब्द इव मा नाम रक्षिणः (aye padaśabda iva mā nāma rakṣiṇaḥ) Mṛcchakaṭika 3.

See also (synonyms): rakṣitṛ.

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

Rakṣin (रक्षिन्).—mfn. (-kṣī-kṣiṇī-kṣi) Who or what preserves, &c. E. rakṣ to preserve, ghinuṇ aff.

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

Rakṣin (रक्षिन्).—[rakṣ + in], adj., f. iṇī, I. adj. Who or what guards, [Vikramorvaśī, (ed. Bollensen.)] [distich] 5. Ii. m. A policeman, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] p. 73, 1.

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

Rakṣin (रक्षिन्).—[adjective] protecting, guarding; bewaring of (—°); [masculine] = [preceding]

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

1) Rakṣin (रक्षिन्):—[from rakṣ] mfn. idem (often ifc.; ṣi-tva n.), [???; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) guarding against, avoiding, keeping off, preventing, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Rakṣin (रक्षिन्):—[(kṣī-kṣiṇī-kṣi) a. Idem.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Rakshin 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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