Agarika, Agārika: 5 definitions


Agarika 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

agārika : (adj.; m.) lay man; householder. || āgārika (adj.), belonging to a house.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Agārika, (adj.) 1. having a house, in eka°, dva° etc. D.I, 166 = A.I, 295 = II, 206. — 2. a householder, layman Vin.I, 17. f. agārikā a housewife Vin.I, 272. See also āgārika. (Page 3)

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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 dictionary

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

Āgārika (आगारिक).—(m., perhaps also adj.; = Pali id., see Critical Pali Dictionary s.v. agārika, a form not noted in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit]), householder, one living in worldly life: Divyāvadāna 275.17 na bhikṣuṇā āgārikasya purastād ṛddhir vidarśayitavyā; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.248.19; in Bodhisattvabhūmi 26.13, in composition, pravrajitasya āgārika-vicitra-vyāsaṅga- duḥkha-nirmokṣāt, could be either n., householder, or adj., of the householder's life.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Āgārika (आगारिक):—[=āgā-rika] [from āgāra] m. a householder, layman, [Buddhist literature]

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Āgārika (आगारिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Āgāriya.

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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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