Samiksha, Samīkṣa, Samīkṣā: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Samīkṣa and Samīkṣā can be transliterated into English as Samiksa or Samiksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Samīkṣa (समीक्ष).—1 Deliberation, mature reflection.

2) Full knowledge.

-kṣam 1 Complete investigation.

2) The Sāṃkhya system of philosophy.

Derivable forms: samīkṣaḥ (समीक्षः).

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Samīkṣā (समीक्षा).—1 Investigation, search.

2) Consideration.

3) Close or thorough inspection.

4) Understanding, intellect.

5) Essential nature of truth.

6) An essential principle.

7) The Mimāṃsā system of philosophy.

8) Effort.

9) The Sāṃkhya system of philosophy; 'सांख्यं समीक्ष्यम् (sāṃkhyaṃ samīkṣyam)' इति त्रिकाण्डः (iti trikāṇḍaḥ); फलभाजि समीक्ष्योक्ते (phalabhāji samīkṣyokte) Śi.2.59; also समीक्ष्यम् (samīkṣyam)

1) Complete or thorough investigation.

11) Desire to see; मनसा तानि गच्छेत सर्वतीर्थसमीक्षया (manasā tāni gaccheta sarvatīrthasamīkṣayā) Mb.3. 85.15.

12) Spiritual knowledge (ātmavidyā); एवं समीक्षा निपुणा सती मे हन्यात्तमिस्रं पुरुषस्य बुद्धेः (evaṃ samīkṣā nipuṇā satī me hanyāttamisraṃ puruṣasya buddheḥ) Bhāg.11.28.34.

13) A glance; आशृण्वतो मामनुरागहाससमीक्षया विश्रमयन्नुवाच (āśṛṇvato māmanurāgahāsasamīkṣayā viśramayannuvāca) Bhāg.3.4.1.

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

Samīkṣa (समीक्ष).—n.

(-kṣaṃ) 1. The Sank'hya system of philosophy. 2. Complete, investigation. f.

(-kṣā) 1. Nature, essential nature, or according to the Sank'hya system, crude matter or any of its twenty-four essential parts. 2. Understanding, intellect. 3. Sight, seeing, inspection, looking. 4. Effort. 5. Search, investigation, thorough inspection. 6. A book, a work supplementary to the Vedas, treating of the modes of sacrifice. E. sam before īkṣ to see, affs. ac and ṭāp .

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

Samīkṣa (समीक्ष).—[sam-īkṣ + a], I. f. kṣā. 1. Investigation, search. 2. Looking, inspection, sight. 3. Understanding, intellect. 4. Nature, essential nature. Ii. n. The Sāṅkhya system of philosophy (cf. [Śiśupālavadha] 2, 59, where samīkṣya).

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

Samīkṣā (समीक्षा).—[feminine] getting aware, sight, look, view, opinion.

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

1) Samīkṣa (समीक्ष):—[=sam-īkṣa] [from sam-īkṣ] n. ‘complete investigation’, Name of the Sāṃkhya system of philosophy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Samīkṣā (समीक्षा):—[=sam-īkṣā] [from sam-īkṣa > sam-īkṣ] f. thorough or close inspection, perceiving, beholding ([dative case] ‘within the range of any one’s [gen.] sight’), [Āpastamba]

3) [v.s. ...] desire or wish to see, [Mahābhārata]

4) [v.s. ...] a glance, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

5) [v.s. ...] view, opinion in regard to (with prati), [Mahābhārata]

6) [v.s. ...] deep insight, understanding, intellect, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

7) [v.s. ...] investigation, search, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] the Mīmāṃsā philosophy or any work examining or explaining Vedic ritual, [ib.]

9) [v.s. ...] essential nature or truth or principle (= tattva q.v.), [ib.]

10) [v.s. ...] effort, [ib.]

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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. 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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