Takshashila, Takṣaśilā: 16 definitions


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Takshashila has 14 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Takṣaśilā can be transliterated into English as Taksasila or Takshashila, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Takṣaśilā (तक्षशिला):—f. Name einer der Hauptstädte der Gandhāra und des dazu gehörigen Gebietes, Τάξιλα, [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 3, 93.] gaṇa varaṇādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 2, 82.] [Mahābhārata 1, 682. 834.] [Rāmāyaṇa 4, 43, 23.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 26.] [Burnouf 362. 373.] [Lot. de Lassen’s Anthologie b. l. 689. fg.] [Hiouen-Thsang I, 151. fgg.] [Lebensbeschreibung Śākyamuni’s 235] (5). m. pl. die Einwohner von T. [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 10, 8.] im comp. [16, 26.] — Das Wort zerlegt sich in takṣa + śilā und unter takṣa ist wohl aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach der Schlangendämon zu verstehen.

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Tākṣaśila (ताक्षशिल):—adj. f. ī aus Takṣaśilā stammend [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 3, 93.]

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Takṣaśilā (तक्षशिला):—[Kathāsaritsāgara 69, 77.] Residenz Takṣa’s, eines Sohnes des Bhārata, [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 101, 11.]

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

Takṣaśila (तक्षशिल):——

1) m. Pl. die Bewohner von 2). —

2) f. ā Τάξιλα , Nomen proprium einer Hauptstadt der Gandhāra. tas [45,24.]

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Tākṣaśila (ताक्षशिल):—Adj. (f. ī) aus Takṣaśilā stammend.

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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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