Ahimsaka, aka: Ahiṃsaka; 5 Definition(s)


Ahimsaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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The earlier name of Angulimala.

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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Ahiṃsaka, (adj.) (fr. ahiṃsā) not injuring others, harmless, humane, S.I, 165; Th.1, 879; Dh.225; J.IV, 447. (Page 92)

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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Ahiṃsaka (अहिंसक) [or अहिंस्त्र, ahiṃstra].—a (S) That destroys not life. See ex. under amānitva.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Ahiṃsaka (अहिंसक).—a That destroys not life.

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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Ahiṃsaka (अहिंसक).—a. Not hurting or injuring, harmless; योऽहिंसकानि भूतानि हिनस्त्यात्मसुखेच्छया (yo'hiṃsakāni bhūtāni hinastyātmasukhecchayā) Ms.5.45.

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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