Agantuka, aka: Āgantuka; 7 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

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Āgantuka (आगन्तुक).—lit. adventitious, an additional wording generally at the end of roots to show distinctly their form e.g. वदि, एधि, सर्ति (vadi, edhi, sarti) etc.; cf. इन्धिभवतिभ्यां च (indhibhavatibhyāṃ ca) P I.2.6: cf. also भावलक्षणे स्थेण्कृञ्वदिचरिहृतभिजनि-भ्यस्तोमुन् (bhāvalakṣaṇe stheṇkṛñvadicarihṛtabhijani-bhyastomun), P.III.4.16, सृपिवृदो (sṛpivṛdo). कसुन् (kasun) P. III.4.17 and a number of other sūtras where इ (i) or तिं (tiṃ) is added to the root cf. इक्श्तिपौ धातुनिर्देशे, वर्णा-त्कारः, रादिफः (ikśtipau dhātunirdeśe, varṇā-tkāraḥ, rādiphaḥ) P.III.3.108 Vārt. 2.3. 4, where such appendages to be added to the roots or letters are given. The word आगन्तु (āgantu) is an old word used in the Nirukta, but the term आगन्तुक (āgantuka) appears to be used for the first time for such forms by Haradatta; cf. ह्वरोरिति ह्वृ कौटिल्ये, आगन्तुकेकारे गुणेन निर्देशः (hvaroriti hvṛ kauṭilye, āgantukekāre guṇena nirdeśaḥ) Padamañjarī on VII.2.31. In the traditional oral explanations the second part of a reduplicated word is termed आगन्तुक (āgantuka) which is placed second i. e. after the original by virtue of the convention आगन्तू-नामन्ते निवेशः (āgantū-nāmante niveśaḥ), although in fact, it is said to possess the sense of the root in contrast with the first which is called abhyāsa.A nice distinction can, however be drawn between the four kinds of adventitious wordings found in grammar viz.आगन्तु, इत्, अभ्यास (āgantu, it, abhyāsa) and आगम (āgama) which can be briefly stated as follows; The former two do not form a regular part of the word and are not found in the actual use of the word; besides, they do not possess any sense, while the latter two are found in actual use and they are possessed of sense. Again the agantu word is simply used for facility of understanding exactly and correctly the previous word which is really wanted; the इत् (it) wording, besides serving this purpose, is of use in causing some grammatical operations. अभ्यास (abhyāsa), is the first part of the wording which is wholly repeated and it possesses no sense by itself, while, āgama which is added to the word either at the beginning or at the end or inserted in the middle, forms a part of the word and possesses the sense of the word.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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A banker of Savatthi. He was rich, but he neither enjoyed his wealth himself nor gave it to others; he ate rice dust with sour gruel, wore coarse clothes and went about in an old chariot with a parasol of leaves over his head. After death he was born in Roruva niraya.

He died heirless and it took seven days and seven nights for the kings men to remove his wealth to the royal treasury.

In reply to a question of Pasenadi, the Buddha revealed why Agantuka had been a miser: in a past birth, while going to the kings court, he had met the Pacceka Buddha Tagarasikhi begging for alms and had ordered his servant to give the food prepared for himself (Agantuka) to the Pacceka Buddha. On his way back, seeing the Pacceka Buddha returning with the excellent food from the merchants house in his alms bowl, he wished he had distributed it among his own servants instead, as they would have done some work in return (J.iii.199-300).

The reason for Agantuka being heirless is related in the Mayhaka Jataka.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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āgantuka : (3) guest; new-comer; stranger.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Āgantuka, (adj.-n.) (āgantu + ka; cp. BSk. āgantuka in same meaning as P. viz. āgantukā bhikṣavaḥ Av. Ś I.87, 286; Divy 50) — 1. coming, arriving, new comer, guest, stranger, esp. a newly arrived bhikkhu; a visitor (opp. gamika one who goes away) Vin.I, 132, 167; II, 170; III, 65, 181; IV, 24, A.I, 10; III, 41, 366; J.VI, 333; Ud.25; DhA.II, 54, 74; VvA.24; PvA.54. — 2. adventitions, incidental (= āgantu1) Miln.304 (of megha & roga). ‹-› 3. accessory, superimposed, added Vism.195.

—bhatta food given to a guest, meal for a visitor Vin.I, 292 (opp. gamika°); II, 16. (Page 95)

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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Marathi-English dictionary

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āgantuka (आगंतुक).—a (S) Accidental, incidental, adventitious. 2 That is not a fixed resident; a sojourner, passenger, pilgrim, stranger. 3 One that drops in uninvited, or one arriving accidentally, at entertainments or meals. 4 In vulgar ignorance. Sudden or suddenly.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

agāntūka (अगांतूक).—An uninvited guest, a loafer.

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āgantuka (आगंतुक).—a Accidental. A sojourner.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Āgantuka (आगन्तुक).—a. (-kā, -kī f.)

1) Coming of one's own accord, arriving uninvited; आगन्तुका वयम् (āgantukā vayam) Dhūrtas.

2) Stray (as an animal); Y.2.163.

3) Incidental, accidental, adventitious; इत्यागन्तुका विकाराः (ityāgantukā vikārāḥ) Aśval.

4) Interpolated, spurious (as a reading), having crept in without authority; अगन्धवद्गन्धमादनमित्यागन्तुकः पाठः (agandhavadgandhamādanamityāgantukaḥ pāṭhaḥ) Malli, on Ku.6.46.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English 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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