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लक्ष् (lakṣ)

  1. cl.1 Ā. लक्षते, to perceive, observe BhP. Kathās.
  2. (P. °ति), to recognise MBh.
  3. cl.10 P. Ā. (Dhātup. xxxii, 5 ; xxxiii, 23 ; rather Nom. fr. लक्ष below) लक्षयति, °ते (aor. अललक्षत्, °त ; inf. लक्षयितुम् ; ind.p. लक्षयित्वा, -लक्ष्य), to mark, sign MBh.
  4. to characterize, define (in Comms.)
  5. to indicate, designate indirectly Ṡaṃk. Kpr. Sāh. Sarvad.
  6. to aim, it (as to aim an arrow at any object), direct towards, have in view, mean Kāṡ. on Pāṇ. 2-3, 37 &c.
  7. to consider or regard any one (acc.) as (acc. with or without इव) MBh. Hariv. Pur.
  8. to suppose of any one (acc.) that he will &c. (oratio recta with इति) MBh. iii, 10375
  9. to know, understand, recognise by (instr.) or as (acc.) or that &c. (oratio recta with इति) MBh. Kāv. Pur.
  10. to notice, perceive, observe, see, view MaitrUp. Mn. MBh. &c.: Pass. लक्ष्यते, to be marked &c.
  11. to be meant or intended Kāṡ. on Pāṇ. 2-3, 14 &c.
  12. to be named or called (with double nom.) BhP.
  13. to be perceived or seen, appear, seem, look like (nom. with or without इव) MBh. Kāv. &c. : Desid. » लिलक्षयिषित.

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  • Sir Monier Monier-Williams (1898) A Sanskrit-English dictionary etymologically and philologically arranged with special reference to cognate Indo-European languages, Oxford: Clarendon Press, page 0891