Adika, aka: Ādika; 5 Definition(s)


Adika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Adika (अदिक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.31.7, I.35) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Adika) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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ādika : (adj.) and so on.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Ādika, (adj.) (ādi + ka) from the beginning, initial (see adhika); Instr. ādikena in the beginning, at once, at the same time M.I, 395, 479; II, 213; S.II, 224; J.VI, 567. Cp. ādiya3. (Page 99)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādika (आदिक).—a. (At the end of comp.) Beginning with, and so on.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ādika (आदिक).—adj. (= Pali id., see Childers; Mahāvaṃsa 12.21 phalaṃ…ādikaṃ), first, initial: Śikṣ 356.6.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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Yathā-pradīyamāna-bhāga-bhoga-hiraṇy-ādika.—(EI 23), ‘what- ever is payable as bhāga-bhoga, hir...
Yath-otpadyamāna-bhāga-bhoga-ādika.—(EI 23), ‘with the power to realise bhāga, bhoga, etc., whe...
Kālādika (कालादिक).—The month चैत्र (caitra). Derivable forms: kālādikaḥ (कालादिकः).Kālādika is...
Āḍi (आडि).—f. (-ḍiḥ) A bird, the S'arali, (Turdus ginginianus.) E. āṅ before aḍa to go, in affi...
Adhika (अधिक).—mfn. (-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Exceeding, more, over, more than, in addition to. n. (-kaṃ) A...
śiṅgī (शिंगी).—f A mare-foal, a filly. A giddy girl.
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1) Ādiya, 4 ger. of ādiyati. (Page 99)2) Ādiya, 3 = ādika, Instr. ādiyena in the beginning J.VI...
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1) Ādiya, 4 ger. of ādiyati. (Page 99)2) Ādiya, 3 = ādika, Instr. ādiyena in the beginning J.VI...
Bhāga-bhoga.—(CII 3; etc.), a fiscal expression in which bhāga means the king's share of the pr...
Sekadhārī, (f.) (?) J. VI, 536 (nīlapupphi-°, C. nīlapupphīti ādikā pupphavalliyo). (Page 722)

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