Vikanksha, Vikāṅkṣā: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Vikāṅkṣā can be transliterated into English as Vikanksa or Vikanksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Vikāṅkṣā (विकाङ्क्षा).—

1) False assertion (visaṃvāda); दुःखोपायस्य मे वीर विकाङ्क्षा परिवर्तते (duḥkhopāyasya me vīra vikāṅkṣā parivartate) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 7.8.16.

2) To be desireless.

3) Hesitation; न मे विकाङ्क्षा जायेत त्यक्तुं त्वां पापनिश्चयाम् (na me vikāṅkṣā jāyeta tyaktuṃ tvāṃ pāpaniścayām) Rām.2.73.18.

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

Vikāṅkṣā (विकाङ्क्षा).—[vi-kāṅkṣ + ā], f. Hesitation, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 57, 18, ed. Seramp.

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

1) Vikāṅkṣa (विकाङ्क्ष):—[=vi-kāṅkṣa] [from vi] ([Mahābhārata]) mfn. free from desire

2) Vikāṅkṣā (विकाङ्क्षा):—[=vi-kāṅkṣā] [from vi-kāṅkṣa > vi] a f. See vi-√kāṅkṣ.

3) [=vi-kāṅkṣā] [from vi-kāṅkṣ] b f. (cf. vi-kāṅkṣa, p. 950, col. 1) hesitation, irresolution indecision as to ([infinitive mood] or [genitive case]), [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa]

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Vikanksha 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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