Vikasa, aka: Vikāsa, Vikasha, Vikaṣā, Vikasā, Vikāśa, Vīkāśa; 6 Definition(s)


Vikasa means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 terms Vikaṣā and Vikāśa and Vīkāśa can be transliterated into English as Vikasa or Vikasha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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vikāsa : (nt.) expansion; opening.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vikāsa, (vi+kas: see vikasati1) opening, expansion J. VI, 497 (vana° opening of the forest); Dhtp 265. (Page 613)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

vikāsa (विकास).—m (S) vikāsana n S Opening, expanding, blooming, blow.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vikāsa (विकास).—m Opening, expanding.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikaṣā (विकषा).—Bengal madder.

See also (synonyms): vikasā.

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Vikasa (विकस).—The moon.

Derivable forms: vikasaḥ (विकसः).

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Vikāsa (विकास).—

1) Blowing, expanding, blooming, budding.

2) Increase, growth; पुरा रूढे स्नेहे परिचयविकासादुपचिते (purā rūḍhe snehe paricayavikāsādupacite) U.6.28; see विकाश (vikāśa) also.

Derivable forms: vikāsaḥ (विकासः).

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Vikāśa (विकाश).—

1) Manifestation, display, exhibition.

2) Blowing, expanding (usually written vikāsa in this sense); बालेन्दुवक्राण्यविकाशभावाद्बभुः पलाशान्यतिलोहितानि (bālenduvakrāṇyavikāśabhāvādbabhuḥ palāśānyatilohitāni) Ku. 3.29; विकाशः केषांचिन्नयनसुभगौर्विद्युदुदयैः (vikāśaḥ keṣāṃcinnayanasubhagaurvidyududayaiḥ) Rāj. T.

3) An open or direct course; विकाशमीयुर्जगतीशमार्गणाः (vikāśamīyurjagatīśamārgaṇāḥ) Ki.15.52.

4) An oblique course; Ki.15.52.

5) Joy, pleasure, Ki. 15.52.

6) Sky, heaven (ākāśa); Ki.15.52.

7) Eagerness, ardent desire; युगपद्विकासमुदयाद्गमिते शशिनः शिली- मुखगणोऽलभत (yugapadvikāsamudayādgamite śaśinaḥ śilī- mukhagaṇo'labhata) Si.9.41 (where it means 'blowing' also).

8) Retreat, solitude, privacy.

9) Brightness, radiance.

Derivable forms: vikāśaḥ (विकाशः).

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Vīkāśa (वीकाश).—See विकाश (vikāśa).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vikaṣā (विकषा).—f.

(-ṣā) Bengal madder, (Rubia manjith.) E. vi before, kaṣ to injure, ac aff.; also vikasā .

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Vikasa (विकस).—m.

(-saḥ) The moon. f.

(-sā) Bengal madder. E. vi before, kas to go, aff. ac .

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Vikāśa (विकाश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Solitude, loneliness, privacy. 2. Display, manifestation, open or splendid appearance. 3. Opening, expanding. 4. Budding, blowing, (as a flower.) 5. Pleasure, enjoyment. 6. Ether, heaven. 7. An open course. 8. An oblique course. 9. Retreat. 10. Eagerness. E. vi before, kāśa to shine, aff. ghañ; the vowel of the prefix is more usually made long: see vīkāśa .

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Vīkāśa (वीकाश).—m.

(-śaḥ) 1. Solitude, privacy. 2. Display, manifestation. E. vi, kāś to shine, aff. ac; the vowel of the prefix made long.

Vīkāśa can also be spelled as Vikāśa (विकाश).

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