Viksha, Vīkṣa: 5 definitions

Introduction

Viksha 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 Vīkṣa can be transliterated into English as Viksa or Viksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vīkṣa (वीक्ष).—

1) A visible object.

2) Surprise, astonishment.

-kṣaḥ, -kṣā 1 Seeing, gazing at.

2) Investigation.

3) Knowledge, intelligence.

4) Unconsciousness.

Derivable forms: vīkṣam (वीक्षम्).

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

Vīkṣa (वीक्ष).—mf.

(-kṣaḥ-kṣā) Sight, seeing. n.

(-kṣaṃ) 1. Surprise, astonishment. 2. A visible object. E. vi before īkṣ to see, aff. ka .

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

1) Vikṣā (विक्षा):—[=vi-kṣā] f. [gana] chattrādi.

2) Vīkṣa (वीक्ष):—[from vīkṣ] m. sight, seeing, [Horace H. Wilson]

3) Vīkṣā (वीक्षा):—[from vīkṣa > vīkṣ] f. idem, [Rāmāyaṇa]

4) [v.s. ...] investigation, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] knowledge, intelligence, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] unconsciousness, fainting, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Vīkṣa (वीक्ष):—[from vīkṣ] n. surprise, astonishment, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] any visible object, [ib.]

context information

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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