Adikarmika, Ādikarmika: 1 definition



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

Ādikarmika (आदिकर्मिक).—adj. and subst. (= Pali ādikammika; compare next; wrongly defined in [Boehtlingk] 7.317 following Divyāvadāna Index), beginner, (one who is) inexperienced: Mahāvyutpatti 387 (tathāgataḥ) sārthavāha ādikarmikāṇām; Divyāvadāna 544.19—20 anāpattir ādikarmikasya, for a beginner, (the actions described are) not a sin; Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 5.1 navakair ādikarmikair acirapravrajitair (sc. bhikṣubhiḥ); Śikṣāsamuccaya 11.6 °ka-bodhisat- tvena (misprinted °tvane); 20.5—6 °ko mahāyāne, a be- ginner in the M.; 60.11 °kā mahāyānasaṃprasthitāḥ; Bodhisattvabhūmi 205.2 iha bodhisattvo na ādikarmika-tat-prathamakarmika- vīryeṇa samanvāgato bhavati; 205.7—8 °ka eva (while still a beginner) sa bodhisattvaḥ…; 394.24 (bodhisattvam) °kaṃ tatprathamakarmikaṃ (see this); 395.2; Gaṇḍavyūha 503.9 sarvādikarmika-bodhisattvasiṃhapotāḥ puṣyanti buddha- dharmaiḥ…; an-ādi°, not inexperienced, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 66.7 °kāś ca te bodhisattvā bhaviṣyanti, ciracaritakuśalamūlā…

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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 (even English!). 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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