Takshan, Takṣan: 10 definitions

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Introduction:

Takshan means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Takṣan can be transliterated into English as Taksan or Takshan, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra

Takṣan (तक्षन्) is a Sanskrit word referring to “one who has carpentery for his livelihood”. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 4.210)

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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Takṣan.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘eight’. Note: takṣan is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Takṣan (तक्षन्).—m. [takṣ-kanin]

1) A carpenter, wood-cutter (whether by caste or profession); तक्षा रिष्टं रुतं भिषग् (takṣā riṣṭaṃ rutaṃ bhiṣag) Rv.9.112.1; तक्षाणः पलगण्डाश्च (takṣāṇaḥ palagaṇḍāśca) ... Śiva. B.31.18; अताक्षा तक्षा (atākṣā takṣā) K. P. 'one not a तक्षन् (takṣan) by caste is called तक्षन् (takṣan) when he acts like or follows the profession of a तक्षन् (takṣan) (carpenter); Śi.12.25.

2) Name of the architect of the gods.

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

Takṣan (तक्षन्).—m.

(-kṣā) A carpenter. E. takṣ to pare, Unadi affix kanin.

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

Takṣan (तक्षन्).—[takṣ + an], m. A carpenter, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 210 (read takṣṇo vā).

— Cf.

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

Takṣan (तक्षन्).—[masculine] carpenter.

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

1) Takṣan (तक्षन्):—[from takṣ] m. ([Vedic or Veda] [accusative] kṣaṇam, class. kṣaṇam, [Pāṇini 6-4, 9; Kāśikā-vṛtti]) a wood-cutter, carpenter, τέκτων [Ṛg-veda ix, 112, 1; Atharva-veda x, 6, 3; Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a teacher, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa ii, 3, 1, 31]

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

Takṣan (तक्षन्):—(kṣā) 5. m. A carpenter.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Takṣan (तक्षन्):—m.

1) Holzhauer , -arbeiter , Zimmermann. *f. takṣṇī. —

2) Nomen proprium eines Lehrers.

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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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