Shikhara, Sikhara, Śikhara: 33 definitions

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Shikhara has 32 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Śikhara can be transliterated into English as Sikhara or Shikhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shikhar.

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

Śikhara (शिखर):—(von śikhā) gaṇa aśmādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 80.]

1) adj. spitzig, zackig: keśairarālairdaśanaiḥ śikharaiḥ [Kathāsaritsāgara 45, 235.] daśanā [Meghadūta 80] (nach einem [Scholiast] Zähne wie Jasminknospen habend). śikharamutpalam = karkaṭaśṛṅgī [AUSH. 95.] Vgl. śikharin . —

2) m. n. gaṇa ardharcādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 2, 4, 31.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 5, 10.] a) Spitze eines Berges [Amarakoṣa 2, 3, 4.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 374.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1032.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha 3, 610. fg.] [Medinīkoṣa r. 227. fg.] [Halāyudha 2, 11.] giri [Śāṅkhāyana’s Brāhmaṇa 26, 1.] uttama [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 194.] [Mahābhārata 1, 1185. 3, 2441.] [Harivaṃśa 6937.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 33, 26. 56, 10. 69, 8. 94, 4. 3, 61, 8. 68, 13. 4, 1, 9. 8, 5. 5, 87, 8] (masc.). [6, 83, 42] (masc.). [Kumārasaṃbhava 5, 7.] [Meghadūta 18. 75.] [Śākuntala 167.] [Vikramorvaśī 10, 6.] [Spr. (II) 1193. 4564.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 12, 1. 16, 35. 24, 2.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 18, 395. 22, 224. 31, 25.] [Rājataraṅgiṇī 4, 166.] [Oxforder Handschriften 52], b, [?11. fg. Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 16, 17. ŚUK. in Lassen’s Anthologie (III) 32, 17. Pañcatantra 120, 9.] valmīka [9, 7.] eines Baumes [Amarakoṣa 2, 4, 1, 12.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 3, 2. 3, 3, 374.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1121.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] [Halāyudha 2, 26.] [Harivaṃśa 6956.] [Rāmāyaṇa 3, 79, 2. 22.] [Spr. (II) 1312. 4929.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 28, 8.] Giebel, Zinne oder Thurm (eines Palastes, eines Tempels u.s.w.) [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 33, 3.] [Rāmāyaṇa Gorresio 1, 5, 13. 2, 57, 18. 6, 104, 10.] [Spr. (II) 2161.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 56, 21. 27.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 114, 19.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 79, 12.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 1, 10, 16. 3, 23, 18. 4, 9, 56.] pṛṣṭha ein berghoher Rücken (eines Elephanten) [Spr. (II) 1324.] puccha äusserste Spitze des Schwanzes (beim Fisch) [Oxforder Handschriften 129], a, [No. 232.] daśana Zahnspitze [Gītagovinda 1, 7.] dhvajasya [Rājataraṅgiṇī 3, 77.] abhra [Mahābhārata 1, 1112. 13, 836.] vīci [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 27, 1.] jvalana 2. ein spitzer Gegenstand z. B. ein Nagel [Śāṅkhāyana’s Śrautasūtrāṇi 14, 22, 9.] — b) das Sträuben der Härchen am Körper (s. pulaka) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 3, 374.] [Hemacandra’s Anekārthasaṃgraha] [Medinīkoṣa] — c) ein Rubinstückchen von der Farbe eines reifen Granatkerns (pakvadāḍimabījābhamāṇikyaśakala) diess. — d) Achselgrube [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa] [Medinīkoṣa] wohl eher Achsel; vgl. bāhu, bhuja . —

3) m. eine best. Stellung der Hand [Oxforder Handschriften 86,a,27. 202,a,6.] —

4) n. Gewürznelke [AUSH. 77.] —

5) n. Bez. eines best. mythischen Geschosses (astra) [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 29, 11.] —

6) m. Nomen proprium eines Mannes [Kathāsaritsāgara 67, 48.] —

7) f. ā a) Sanseviera Roxburghiana Schult. [Śabdacandrikā im Śabdakalpadruma] — b) N. einer best. mythischen Keule (gadā) [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 29, 8.] — Vgl. tri, bāhu ( [Harivaṃśa 4205]), bhuja, vahni, vaiḍūrya, śekhara .

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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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