Sakshara, Sākṣara: 8 definitions

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Sakshara 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 Sākṣara can be transliterated into English as Saksara or Sakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sākṣara (साक्षर).—a (S sa With, akṣara Letter.) That has some conversancy with literature; that is somewhat learned or read. 2 (By a humorous formation of the word with Six, and akṣara Letter; knowing six letters--kā, hīṃ, yē, ta, nā, hīṃ-- knowing nothing.) Applied in the sense of An absolute ignoramus. Also in this sense sākṣarasampanna. sākṣara thus recalls the "Man of letters, Homo trium literarum"--the F u r of Judge Wedderburn indecently bestowed upon Dr. Franklin.

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

sākṣara (साक्षर).—a That has some conversancy with literature. An absolute igno- ramus (by a humorous formation).

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sākṣara (साक्षर).—a. Eloquent.

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

Sākṣara (साक्षर).—[adjective] having i.e. marked with letters (ring); eloquent, [abstract] [feminine]

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

1) Sakṣāra (सक्षार):—[=sa-kṣāra] [from sa > sa-kaṅkaṭa] mfn. caustic, acrid, pungent, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

2) Sākṣara (साक्षर):—mf(ā)n. containing syllables or letters, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) eloquent (-tā f.), [Kāvya literature]

[Sanskrit to German]

Sakshara 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sākṣara (साक्षर) [Also spelled sakshar]:—(a) literate; ~[] literacy; •[āṃdolana] literacy campaign.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sākṣara (ಸಾಕ್ಷರ):—

1) [adjective] having, consisting or composed of, letters (written or spoken).

2) [adjective] able to read and write.

3) [adjective] well-educated; having extensive learning.

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Sākṣara (ಸಾಕ್ಷರ):—

1) [noun] a literate man.

2) [noun] a learned man; a scholar.

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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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