Shakhin, Śākhin: 7 definitions



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The Sanskrit term Śākhin can be transliterated into English as Sakhin or Shakhin, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śākhin (शाखिन्).—a. [śākhā astyasya ini]

1) Having branches (fig. also).

2) Branching, ramifying.

3) Belonging to any branch or school (as of the Veda). -m.

1) A tree; कुल्याम्भोभिः पवनचपलैः शाखिनो धौतमूलाः (kulyāmbhobhiḥ pavanacapalaiḥ śākhino dhautamūlāḥ) Ś.1.15.

2) A Veda.

3) A follower of any Vedic school or recension.

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

Śākhin (शाखिन्).—mfn. (-khī-khinī-khi) Branched, branching, having branches. (literally or figuratively.) m. (-khī) 1. A tree. 2. Veda. 3. A follower of any vedic school. 4. An inhabitant of the northern districts bordering on India, a Turk or Tartar. 5. The name of a king. E. śākhā a branch, aff. ini .

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

Śākhin (शाखिन्).—i. e. śākhā + in, I. adj., f. , Having branches, branched, literally and figuratively. Ii. m. 1. A tree, Böhtl. Ind. Spr. 187. 2. A Veda.

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

Śākhin (शाखिन्).—[adjective] having branches or schools (Veda); [masculine] tree.

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

1) Śākhin (शाखिन्):—[from śākh] mfn. provided with branches, [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa]

2) [v.s. ...] separated into schools (said of the Veda), [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] adhering to a [particular] Vedic school, [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti; Taittirīya-prātiśākhya [Scholiast or Commentator]]

4) [v.s. ...] m. a tree, [Suparṇādhyāya; Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a Veda which exists in various schools, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) [v.s. ...] the follower of any Vedic school, [Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra [Scholiast or Commentator]]

7) [v.s. ...] Salvadora Persica, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) [v.s. ...] Name of a king, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people (= turuṣka; cf. śākhi), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śākhin (शाखिन्):—[(khī-khinī-khi) m.] A tree; a Veda; northern man; name of a king. a. Branching out.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Śākhin (शाखिन्):—(von śākhā)

1) adj. mit Aesten (reichlich) versehen [Mahābhārata 1, 1775. 12, 5805.] am Ende eines comp.: prarohi [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 2, 227.] bahu [Mahābhārata 14, 152.] phalāgra [Harivaṃśa 3707.] — b) in Schulen —, in verschiedene Recensionen zerfallend: vedāḥ [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 4, 23.] — c) zu einer best. Schule des Veda sich haltend [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 209.] Comm. zu [Taittirīyasaṃhitā Prātiśākhya 8, 20 u.s.w.] āśvalāyana [Oxforder Handschriften 271,a,3. 4.] —

2) m. a) Baum [AH. 2, 4, 1, 5. 3, 4, 17, 208.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1114.] [Anekārthasaṃgraha 2, 287.] [Medinīkoṣa Nalopākhyāna 141.] [Halāyudha 2, 22.] [Mahābhārata 1, 1378. 3, 15662. 4, 459. 14, 1329.] [Harivaṃśa 93. 3609.] [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 29, 21.] [Raghuvaṃśa 11, 12.] ad [Śākuntala 14.] [Spr. (II) 493] (sura). [1076. 3620.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 15, 14.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 26, 20] (vaṭa). [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 371. 3, 518.] [Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 90, 1.] — b) der in verschiedenen Schulen (Recensionen) vorhandene Veda [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — c) Nomen proprium eines Fürsten [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] Bez. der Turuṣka [Medinīkoṣa]; vgl. śākhi . — Vgl. kalpa, mārga, śakra .

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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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