Vailakshya, Vailakṣya: 9 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vailakṣya can be transliterated into English as Vailaksya or Vailakshya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Vailakshya in Kavya glossary
Source: Naisadhacarita of Sriharsa

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य) refers to “shame”, and is mentioned in the Naiṣadha-carita 3.10; 1.134.—From vilakṣa (“ashamed”) used in 1.21; 6.18.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य).—[vilakṣasya bhāvaḥ ṣyañ]

1) Embarrassment, confusion; वैलक्ष्यमारप्स्यतेऽनुनेतुम् (vailakṣyamārapsyate'nunetum) Daśakumāracarita 2.5; द्रुतधृतलिपिविद्यं वीक्ष्य वैलक्ष्यमूहे (drutadhṛtalipividyaṃ vīkṣya vailakṣyamūhe) Śiva B.9.74.

2) Unnaturalness, affectation; वैलक्ष्यस्मितम् (vailakṣyasmitam) 'a forced or affected smile'.

3) Shame; वैलक्ष्यहेतोर्गतिमेतदीयामग्रेऽनुकृत्योपहसन्निवोच्चैः (vailakṣyahetorgatimetadīyāmagre'nukṛtyopahasannivoccaiḥ) N.3.1;1.34.

4) Absence of any mark or characteristic.

5) Contrariety, inversion.

Derivable forms: vailakṣyam (वैलक्ष्यम्).

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

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य).—n.

(-kṣyaṃ) 1. Contrariety, reverse, inversion. 2. Contrary course or conduct to that which is usual or natural. 3. Absence of any characteristic. 4. Shame. 5. Sorrow. E. vilakṣa, and ṣyañ aff.

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

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य).—i. e. vi-lakṣa + ya, n. 1. Absence of any characteristic. 2. Contrariety, reverse. 3. Contrary course to that which is usual or natural.

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

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य).—[neuter] sense of shame, embarrassment, perplexity.

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

1) Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य):—n. ([from] vi-lakṣa; ifc. f(ā). ) absence of mark, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) contrariety, reverse, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) the reverse of what is usual or natural, unnaturalness, affectation (cf. sa-vailakṣyam), [Horace H. Wilson]

4) feeling of shame, embarrassment, [Harivaṃśa; Kāvya literature etc.]

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

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य):—(kṣyaṃ) 1. n. Idem; contrariety; reverse of the natural order; absence of peculiarity.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vailakṣya (वैलक्ष्य) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vilakkha.

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Vailakshya 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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