Tryakshara, Tryakṣara, Tri-akshara: 11 definitions

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Tryakshara 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 Tryakṣara can be transliterated into English as Tryaksara or Tryakshara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

[«previous next»] — Tryakshara in Vyakarana glossary
Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर).—(a word) having three vowels or syllables in it; त्र्यच् (tryac) or त्र्यच्क (tryacka); cf. द्व्यक्षरव्यक्षरेभ्य इति वक्तव्यम् (dvyakṣaravyakṣarebhya iti vaktavyam) cf. M. Bh. on VIII 4.6.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Tryakshara in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर) refers to the “three letters”, according to the according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya.—Accordingly, “The energy called the yoni who is endowed with the dynamism of the three paths, consists of three letters (tryakṣara) and three aspects (possesses) the venerable Oḍḍiyāṇa which, endowed with the supreme energy and is well energized, is located in the middle. The venerable (sacred seat) called Jālandhara is located within the manifested abode in the right corner. The venerable sacred seat Pūrṇa is in the left (corner) formed through the fear of the fettered. Kāmarūpa is in the front of that (yoni)”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tryakshara in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर).—

1) the mystic syllable ओम् (om) consisting of three letters; see under अ (a). आद्यं यत्त्र्यक्षरं ब्रह्म (ādyaṃ yattryakṣaraṃ brahma) Manusmṛti 11.265.

2) a matchmaker or घटक (ghaṭaka) (that word consisting of three syllables).

3) a genealogist.

- knowledge, learning; see विद्या (vidyā).

Derivable forms: tryakṣaraḥ (त्र्यक्षरः).

Tryakṣara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and akṣara (अक्षर).

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

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर).—m.

(-raḥ) 1. A genealogist, the Ghataka or person whose business it is to form alliances. 2. A word, &c. of three letters. E. tri three, and akṣara a letter.

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

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर).—adj. triliteral, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 265. Ṣaḍakṣara, i. e.

Tryakṣara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms tri and akṣara (अक्षर).

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

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर).—[adjective] consisting of three sounds or syllables; [neuter] such a word.

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

1) Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर):—[=try-akṣara] [from try] mfn. (or n. a word) consisting of 3 sounds or syllables, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā ix; Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa vi, xiv; Tāṇḍya-brāhmaṇa; Lāṭyāyana; Manu-smṛti xi, 266]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a matchmaker (‘a genealogist’ [Horace H. Wilson]), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Tryakṣara (त्र्यक्षर):—[trya+kṣara] (raḥ) 1. m. A genealogist; match-maker; word of 3 letters.

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Tryakshara in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Tryakshara in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Tryakṣara (ತ್ರ್ಯಕ್ಷರ):—[adjective] having three letters or syllables (as a word or metric foot); formed by the combination of three syllables.

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Tryakṣara (ತ್ರ್ಯಕ್ಷರ):—

1) [noun] '''ಓಮ್ [om]'', the mystic syllable which is the combination ''ಅ, ಉ [a, u] and ಮ''.'2) [noun] a man who habitually makes false and slanderous statements against and in the absence of a third person who is not present, with an intention to damage the character or reputation; a slanderer.

3) [noun] (rhet.) a poetic composition using only three letters.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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