Lekha, Lekhā: 23 definitions

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Lekha has 21 English definitions available.

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Lekha (लेख):—(von likh; vgl. rekha)

1) m. a) Schreiben, Brief (sg. und pl.) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.2,8,28.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha.2,25.] [Medinīkoṣa kh. 4.] [Hārāvalī 54.] [Harivaṃśa 5971.] [KĀM. NĪTIS.9,68.] [Kumārasaṃbhava.1,7.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 70,14. 16. 74,9.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 87,8.] [Kathāsaritsāgara.5,65. 69. 39,186. 42,92. 108. fg. 43,263. 267. 269. 44,127. 158. 161. 56,89.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī.3,206. 208. 235. 367. fg. 371.4,504.] [Hitopadeśa 120,10.] [Oxforder Handschriften 334,b,9] [?(Weber’s Verzeichniss No. 880).] kūṭa ein untergeschobenes —, verfälschtes Schreiben [Kathāsaritsāgara 124, 198.] — b) pl. Bez. einer Klasse von Göttern [Mahābhārata 13, 1371] (nach der Lesart der ed. Bomb., lokāḥ ed. Calc.). [Harivaṃśa 14269.] unter Manu Cākṣuṣa [437.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 263.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 76, 52.] ein Gott überh. [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 3.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 52.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 88.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Halāyudha 1, 4]; vgl. lekharṣabha und leka . — c) Nomen proprium eines Mannes gaṇa śivādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 112.] —

2) f. lekhā (vgl. rekhā) [Vopadeva’s Grammatik 26, 191.] a) Riss, Strich, Linie, Streifen, Furche, Reihe [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 1, 4.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 52.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1423.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] (wo rājyāṃ st. jyāyāṃ zu lesen ist). [Medinīkoṣa] [Halāyudha 2, 387.] [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 6, 3, 3, 25. 7, 2, 2, 18. 10, 2, 2, 6.] sphyena lekhāmullikhet [Aśvalāyana’s Śrautasūtrāni 2, 6, 9.] [GṚHY. 1, 3, 1.] [Kātyāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 2, 6, 27. 4, 1, 11.] [Kauśika’s Sūtra zum Atuarvaveda 76.] [Suśruta 1, 114, 3.] adhastādakṣayoryasya lekhāḥ syuḥ [125, 1. 3.] [KĀM. NĪTIS. 7, 20.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 82, 4.] lekhā hi kālalikhitā sarvathā duratikramā [Harivaṃśa 11109.] nahyalamatinipuṇo pi puruṣo niyatilikhite (likhitāṃ?) lekhāmatikramitum [Daśakumāracarita 83, 7. 8.] valkalaśikhānisyandalekhāḥ [Śākuntala 14, v. l.] abhinavamadalekhā auf der Backe eines Elephanten [Spr. 82.] megha [Mahābhārata 4, 498.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 7, 16.] [Pañcatantra 203, 5.] bhruvorlekhā [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 58, 12.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 1, 48.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 642.] taḍillekhā [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 75, 14.] [Spr. 2256.] vidyullekhā [Mṛcchakaṭikā 1, 7.] [Vikramorvaśī 76.] jyotirlekhā [Meghadūta 45.] jāhnavīphena [Prooemium im Hitopadeśa 1.] aṅga [Rājataraṅgiṇī 1, 373.] caturlekha adj. (= lalāṭe caturlekhāyukta Comm.) [Rāmāyaṇa ed. Bomb. 5, 35, 18 (32, 13 Gorresio).] — b) die schwache Sichel (des Mondes): cāndramasīva lekhā [Kumārasaṃbhava 1, 25. 2, 34.] indu [Kirātārjunīya 5, 44.] candra (s. auch bes.) [Mahābhārata 3, 1831.] pratipaccandralekhā [Kathāsaritsāgara 4, 29.] śaśāṅka [Śākuntala 35, 21.] — c) Saum: taṭalekhāsthitamātmasainyacakram [KĀM. NĪTIS. 7, 34.] Saum des Himmels, Horizont: lekhāsthe rke [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka 11,14.] [Oxforder Handschriften 48,b,6] (?). — d) das Zeichnen, Malen; = lipi [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] ālekhya, akṣarasya [Halāyudha 4, 43.] Zeichnung [Śākuntala 141, v. l.] Bild, Figur: mṛga im Monde [Raghuvaṃśa 8, 42.] savyapāda Abdruck [Kirātārjunīya 5, 40.] kamalākapolamakarīlekhāṅkitoraḥsthala [Spr. 1326, v. l.] — e) gaṇḍa so v. a. gaṇḍabhāga, gaṇḍasthalī Backengegend [Raghuvaṃśa 7, 24. 10, 12.] [Kumārasaṃbhava 7, 82.] [Kirātārjunīya 16, 2.] — f) = śikhā und cūḍāgra [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 52.] — Vgl. anaṅgalekhā, indu, krama, candralekha, citralekhā, jayalekha, devalekhā, pattra (in der ersten Bed. auch [Kumārasaṃbhava 3, 38]), padma, brahmalekha, makarīlekhā, mada, madana, manmathalekha, mṛgalekhā, yaśo, rāga, rāma, śaśi, hṛllekha .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Lekha (लेख):——

1) m. — a) Strich , Linie [Mānavagṛhyasūtra 2,14.] — b) ein Schreiben , Brief. Sg. und Pl. — c) Pl. eine best. Klasse von Göttern [Mahābhārata 13,18,74.] — d) ein Gott überh. [Śiśupālavadha 17,69.] — e) = ābhoga (wegen gaṇḍalekha) [Beiträge zur indischen Lexicographie von Theodor Zachariae 41.] — f) Nomen proprium eines Mannes. —

2) f. lekhā — a) Riss , Strich , Linie , Streifen , Furche , Reihe. — b) die schwache Sichel (des Mondes). — c) Saum , Rand. — d) das Zeichnen. — e) Zeichnung , Bild , Figur ; Abdruck. — f) = śikhā und cūḍāgra.

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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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