Sakanksha, Sākāṅkṣa: 10 definitions


Sakanksha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Sākāṅkṣa can be transliterated into English as Sakanksa or Sakanksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Sākāṅkṣa (तारस्थान, “with expectancy”) refers to one of two “intonations” (kāku). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 19, these two intonations are part of the ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.

With sākāṅkṣa, the sense of the sentence is not completely expressed. It has notes from the throat and the breast and begins with a high pitch and ends in a low pitch. Its varṇa and alaṃkāra are not complete.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).

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Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Sākāṅkṣa (साकाङ्क्ष).—Possessed of an expectancy in meaning; cf. भेवत् पूर्वं परमाकाङ्क्षतीति साकाङ्क्षं स्यात्परं तु कथं साकाङ्क्षम् (bhevat pūrvaṃ paramākāṅkṣatīti sākāṅkṣaṃ syātparaṃ tu kathaṃ sākāṅkṣam) M. Bh. on P. III. 2.114.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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

sākāṅkṣa (साकांक्ष).—a (S sa & ākāṅkṣā) That has desire or wish for; that has interest in or about. sākāṅkṣita (as sākāṅkṣita snēha &c. Interested friendship or fondness) is corrupt.

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

sākāṅkṣa (साकांक्ष).—a That has desire or wish for.

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

Sākāṅkṣa (साकाङ्क्ष).—a.

1) Desirous.

2) Having significance.

3) Requiring a complement.

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

Sākāṅkṣa (साकाङ्क्ष).—mfn.

(-ṅkṣaḥ-ṅkṣā-ṅkṣaṃ) Wishing, desirous. E. sa with, ākāṅkṣā desire.

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

Sākāṅkṣa (साकाङ्क्ष).—[adjective] haviNg a wish or desire; iYcomplete, correlative ([grammar]).

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

1) Sākāṅkṣa (साकाङ्क्ष):—mfn. having a wish or desire, wishing, desirous, longing (am ind. ‘longingly’), [Kāvya literature; Hitopadeśa]

2) requiring a complement, correlative, [Pāṇini; Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

3) having significance, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary] =

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

Sākāṅkṣa (साकाङ्क्ष):—[sā+kāṅkṣa] (ṅkṣaḥ-ṅkṣā-ṅkṣaṃ) a. Desirous.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sakanksha 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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