Shikshaka, Śikṣaka, Śikṣakā: 11 definitions
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The Sanskrit terms Śikṣaka and Śikṣakā can be transliterated into English as Siksaka or Shikshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Shikshak.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
Śikṣaka (शिक्षक).—A warrior of Subrahmaṇya. (Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 76).Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
Śikṣaka (शिक्षक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.71) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Śikṣaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
śikṣaka (शिक्षक).—a (S) That instructs or teaches: also that chastises or corrects.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
śikṣaka (शिक्षक).—a That instructs or teaches; that corrects.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Śikṣaka (शिक्षक) or Śikṣakā (शिक्षका).—([śikṣakā] or [śikṣikā] f.) [śikṣ-ṇvul]
1) A learner.
2) A teacher, instructor; यस्योभयं (yasyobhayaṃ) (i. e. kriyā and saṃkrānti) साधु स शिक्षकाणां धुरि प्रतिष्ठापयितव्य एव (sādhu sa śikṣakāṇāṃ dhuri pratiṣṭhāpayitavya eva) || M.1.16.
Derivable forms: śikṣakaḥ (शिक्षकः).
See also (synonyms): śikṣikā.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) A learner, a teacher. E. śikṣ to learn, ṇvul aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Śikṣaka (शिक्षक).—[adjective] teaching; [masculine] teacher.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Śikṣaka (शिक्षक):—[from śikṣ] mfn. teaching, instructing, [Śiśupāla-vadha [Scholiast or Commentator]] (m. a teacher, [Mālavikāgnimitra]; a trainer See hasti-ś; a learner, [Horace H. Wilson])
2) [v.s. ...] one who knows Śikṣā (q.v.) [gana] kramādi.
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Śikṣaka (शिक्षक):—1. (von śikṣā) adj. ein Kenner der Śikṣā gaṇa kramādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 61.]
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Śikṣaka (शिक्षक):—2. (vom caus. von 1. śikṣ) nom. ag. Lehrer [Mālavikāgnimitra 15.] hasti Abrichter von Elephanten [Mahābhārata 8, 1768.]
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Śikṣaka (शिक्षक) [Also spelled shikshak]:—(nm) a teacher; ~[kavarga/samāja] teaching class/community; ~[kīya] of or pertaining to a teacher/the teacher-community.
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