Shaikya, Śaikya: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Shaikya 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 Śaikya can be transliterated into English as Saikya or Shaikya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Nirukta (Sanskrit etymology)

Source: Journal of the American Oriental Society: Sanskrit Pīta and Śaikya/saikya

Śaikya (शैक्य) is an allomorph of saikya, which is an adjective based on the noun seka (“pour, cast”) from the root sic, “pour, cast (molten metal)”; it is an adjective meaning “metal that has been fused, metal ready or casting, (previously) molten metal”. The word saikya/śaikya must refer to India’s ancient steel, famous in the classical mediterranean world, made by a process essentially the same as that of the famous crucible-fused wootz of South India, long the basic steel of “damascene” blades.

context information

Nirukta (निरुक्त) or “etymology” refers to the linguistic analysis of the Sanskrit language. This branch studies the interpretation of common and ancient words and explains them in their proper context. Nirukta is one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaikya (शैक्य).—a.

1) Suspended in a loop.

2) Pointed, peaked; शैक्यां व्यालीमिवात्युग्रां वज्रकल्पामयोमयीम् (śaikyāṃ vyālīmivātyugrāṃ vajrakalpāmayomayīm) Mb.9.11.51.

-kyaḥ 1 A kind of sling (Mar. kāvaḍa, śikeṃ); धारयन्ति महीं द्यां च शैक्यो वागमृतं तथा (dhārayanti mahīṃ dyāṃ ca śaikyo vāgamṛtaṃ tathā) Mb.12.342.17.

2) A pot kept in such sling; शैक्यं रुक्मसहस्रस्य बहुरत्नविभूषितम् (śaikyaṃ rukmasahasrasya bahuratnavibhūṣitam) Mb.2.49.27 (see Nīlakaṇṭha com.).

-ayasam Damasked steel; शकदेवाय चिक्षेप सर्वशैक्यायसीं गदाम् (śakadevāya cikṣepa sarvaśaikyāyasīṃ gadām) Mb.6.54.24; शैक्यायसानि वर्माणि कांस्यानि च समन्ततः (śaikyāyasāni varmāṇi kāṃsyāni ca samantataḥ) 7.119.42 (com. śaikyāyasāni śoṇitāyomayāni).

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

Śaikya (शैक्य).—i. e. śikya + a, adj. Placed between the ropes of a porter’s yoke.

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

Śaikya (शैक्य).—[adjective] damasked; [masculine] a cert. weapon.

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

1) Śaikya (शैक्य):—mfn. ([from] śikya) suspended in the loop of a yoke (or m. ‘a kind of sling’ [Mahābhārata ii, 1916]), [Uṇādi-sūtra v, 16 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

2) damasked (?), [Mahābhārata]

3) pointed (for śaikhya), [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) Saikya (सैक्य):—mfn. ([from] seka) connected with or dependent on sprinkling or watering, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śaikya (शैक्य):—(von śikya)

1) adj. etwa damascirt: śaikyāyasī gadā [Mahābhārata 6, 2346.] śaikyāyasāni varmāṇi [7, 4744.] śaikyāyasamaya [12, 3631.] sarvaśaikyāyasa [3, 15719. 6, 2258.] śaikyā sarvāyasī gadā [3, 11732.] śastrāṇi śuddhaśaikyāyasāni [Suśruta 1, 28, 14.] śaikyā gadā [Mahābhārata 3, 1978. 5, 2045. 7, 7300. 9, 579.] von [Nīlakaṇṭha] gewöhnlich durch śikyastha erklärt; = śiṃkya āhitam [UJJVAL.] zu [Uṇādisūtra 5, 16.] —

2) m. etwa eine Art Schleuder: kanakabhūṣaṇa [Mahābhārata 2, 1916] (= śikyādhṛtaṃ pātram [Nīlakaṇṭha]). śaikyena (= śikyasadṛśena pātreṇa [Nīlakaṇṭha]) nāgāṃstarasā vigṛhṇan [5, 1829.] — śaikya [Mahābhārata 12, 13202] wohl fehlerhaft für śaikṣa .

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Saikya (सैक्य):—(von seka) adj. mit Begiessung zusammenhängend, davon abhängig [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 41, 6. 7.]

context information

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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