पक्षस् n. 1 A wing. -2 The side-part of a carriage. -3 The leaf of a door. -4 The wing of an army. -5 A half or division. -6 A half month. -7 The side or shore of a river. -8 A side in general. -9 Part, view, alternative; पूर्वस्मिन् पक्षसि त्र्यनीका विपरिवर्तते ŚB. on MS. 1.5.55.
Is found in the Atharvaveda and the Kausītaki Brāhmana meaning the * sides’ of a chariot. In the Kāthaka Samhitā and the Taittirīya Brāhmana it is used of the sides of a hut or chamber (Sālā). In the Vājasaneyi Samhitā it means the ‘ wing ’ of a door. In the Kausītaki Brāhmana the ‘half’ of an army is so named, and in the Pañcavimśa Brāhmana it means the ‘half’ of a month, or 'fortnight.’ Cf. Pakça.
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