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By M. A. Alwar

Sometimes transliterated as: Amsakam, AMZakam, Amshakam

Aṃśakam literally means relative who is entitled for a share of the ancestral property.

Aṃśakam (n) ‘day’ is the meaning according to the Trikāṇḍaśeṣa.

Aṃśakaḥ (m). Here the suffix is ‘kan’ as per the rule aṃśaṃ harī | He is also called ‘dāyāda’ according to the Trikāṇḍaśeṣa. aṃśakaḥ may also mean ‘a small portion’ when the suffix ‘kan’ is added to the word aṃśa in the meaning of a miniature.