Shodashaka, Ṣoḍaśaka: 6 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ṣoḍaśaka can be transliterated into English as Sodasaka or Shodashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ṣoḍaśaka (षोडशक).—a. (- f.) Consisting of sixteen parts, sixteenfold; षोडशिको देवतोपचारः (ṣoḍaśiko devatopacāraḥ); षोडशकस्तु विकारः (ṣoḍaśakastu vikāraḥ) Sāṃkhyakārikā 3.

See also (synonyms): ṣoḍaśika.

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

Ṣoḍaśaka (षोडशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Sixteen, (collectively.) E. ṣoḍaśa, and kan added.

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

Ṣoḍaśaka (षोडशक).—i. e. ṣoḍaśan + ka, adj. Consisting of sixteen, [Hitopadeśa] iv. [distich] 107.

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

1) Ṣoḍaśaka (षोडशक):—[from ṣaṣ] mfn. consisting of 16 (kaḥ kacchapuṭaḥ ‘a box with 16 compartments’), [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. 16 (kās trayaḥ = 48), [Caraka]

3) [from ṣaṣ] n. an aggregate of 16 [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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

Ṣoḍaśaka (षोडशक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Sixteen.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shodashaka in German

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