Nakshatra, Nakṣatra, Nākṣatra: 36 definitions

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Nakshatra has 34 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Nakṣatra and Nākṣatra can be transliterated into English as Naksatra or Nakshatra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Nakṣatra (नक्षत्र):—

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Nākṣatra (नाक्षत्र):—(von nakṣatra) adj. von den Gestirnen kommend, auf die Gestirne bezüglich, siderisch: jyotis [Kullūka] zu [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 106.] māsa [MĀDHAVA] in [KĀLANIRṆAYAK.] māsānāṃ saurasāvananākṣatracāndrāṇām [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S.2,c] [?(A. Bl.1,b).] ahorātra, dina [Sūryasiddhānta 1, 12. 14, 15.] Sternenjahr heisst ein Jahr von 12 Monaten zu 27 Tagen [LĀṬY. 4, 8, 4. 5.] [NIDĀNA 5, 11, 4. 12, 2.]

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

Nakṣatra (नक्षत्र):—n.

1) Gestirn , Stern ; Sg. die Sonne und die Sterne (coll. Einmal m. als Personification. Am Ende eines adj. Comp. f. ā

2) Mondhaus , deren in der älteren Zeit 27 , später 28 angenommen werden. Personificirt als Töchter Dakṣa’s und Gattinnen des Mondes. —

3) *Perle [Rājan 13,154.] Vgl. nakṣatramālā 3).

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Nākṣatra (नाक्षत्र):——

1) Adj. von den Gestirnen kommend , auf die G. bezüglich , siderisch (Tag , Monat , Jahr). Sternenjahr ist ein Jahr von zwölf Monaten zu 27 Tagen.

2) m. Sterndeuter [Mahābhārata 12,76,6.]

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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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