Adika, Ādika: 6 definitions

Introduction

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)

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

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.

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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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ādika : (adj.) and so on.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

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

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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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