Vikanksha, Vikāṅkṣā: 4 definitions


Vikanksha 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.

Vikanksha has 3 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit term Vikāṅkṣā can be transliterated into English as Vikanksa or Vikanksha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Vikanksha in Sanskrit glossary

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

Vikāṅkṣa (विकाङ्क्ष):—(2. vi + kāṅkṣā) adj. kein Verlangen habend [Mahābhārata 14, 539.]

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Vikāṅkṣā (विकाङ्क्षा):—(von kāṅkṣ mit vi) f. das Anstehen, Bedenken, Unschlüssigkeit: duḥkhopāyasya me vīra vikāṅkṣā (= visaṃvādaḥ [Nīlakaṇṭha]) parivartate [Mahābhārata 7, 2835.] na me vikāṅkṣā (= icchābhāvaḥ Comm.) jāyeta tyaktuṃ tvāṃ pāpaniścayām [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 73, 16.] kāryaṃ tadavikāṅkṣayā [52, 23.]

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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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