Ahika, Āhika: 5 definitions


Ahika 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

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Ahika (अहिक).—Name of Pāṇini. cf.पााणनिश्चाहिको दाक्षीपुत्रः (pāाṇaniścāhiko dākṣīputraḥ).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Āhika, (-°) (adj.) (der. fr. aha2) only in pañcāhika every five days (cp. pañcāhaṃ & sattāhaṃ) M.III, 157. (Page 117)

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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

Ahika (अहिक).—

1) The polar star ध्रुव (dhruva).

2) A blind snake.

3) (At the end of comp.) Lasting for a certain number of days; दशाहिक (daśāhika).

-kā The silk cotton tree (śālmalī; Mar. sāvarī).

Derivable forms: ahikaḥ (अहिकः).

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Āhika (आहिक).—[ahiriva, kan, svārthe aṇ]

1) The descending node (ketu).

2) An epithet of Pāṇini.

Derivable forms: āhikaḥ (आहिकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ahikā (अहिका).—f.

(-kā) The silk cotton tree, (Bombax heptaphyllum.) E. a neg. and to go or abandon, ṅik and ṭāp affs.

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Āhika (आहिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A name of the inspired grammarian Panini. 2. The descending node. E. ahi a snake, or the constellation Aslesha, and ṭhak aff.

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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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