Śabda-sudhā is a series dedicated to understanding Sanskrit words with their etymology, translation, examples from various Sanskrit texts and simple examples, synonyms etc. This blog aims to help the readers make the right usage of Sanskrit word at the right place.

Śabda-sudhā - Abhikshnam

Name of the series:

शब्दसुधा – Śabda-sudhā – Sanskrit Snapshot

Category of words: अव्ययम् (Indeclinable words)

Word: अभीक्ष्णम्

Description of the word: अभिक्ष्णैति इत्यर्थे अभि इत्युपसर्गपूर्वकात् क्ष्णु(तेजने) इति धातोः बाहुलकात् डमु-प्रत्यये पृषोदरादित्वात् दीर्घे च अभीक्ष्णम् इति रूपं सिद्ध्यति । अस्य “स्वरादिनिपातमव्ययम्” इति सूत्रेण अव्ययसंज्ञा ।
Meaning in English: Constantly, repeatedly, again and again, perpetually.

उदाहरणम् –
• अभीक्ष्णम् औष्ण्यं क्वथयति जलम् ।
Constant heat boils the water.

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