Akhyayika, Ākhyāyikā: 13 definitions


Akhyayika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aakhyayika.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ākhyāyikā : (f.) a story.

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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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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

akhyāyikā (अख्यायिका).—f S A tale or story. 2 A tradition, legend, history, true, probable, or fictitious.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका).—f A tale; a tradition.

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका).—

1) A species of prose composition, a connected story or narrative; आख्यायिका कथावत् स्यात् कवेर्वंशादिकीर्तनम् । अस्यामन्यकवीनां च वृत्तं गद्यं क्वचित् क्वचित् । कथांशानां व्यवच्छेद आश्वास इति बध्यते । आर्यावक्त्रापवक्त्राणां छन्दसां येन केनचित् ॥ अन्यापदेशेनाश्वासमुखे भाव्यर्थसूचनम् (ākhyāyikā kathāvat syāt kavervaṃśādikīrtanam | asyāmanyakavīnāṃ ca vṛttaṃ gadyaṃ kvacit kvacit | kathāṃśānāṃ vyavaccheda āśvāsa iti badhyate | āryāvaktrāpavaktrāṇāṃ chandasāṃ yena kenacit || anyāpadeśenāśvāsamukhe bhāvyarthasūcanam) | S. D.568. Writers on Rhetoric usually divide prose composition into कथा (kathā) and आख्यायिका (ākhyāyikā) and make a distinction between them. Thus they regard Bāṇa's हर्षचरित (harṣacarita) as an आख्यायिका (ākhyāyikā) and कादंबरी (kādaṃbarī) as a कथा (kathā); according to Daṇḍin, however, (Kāv.1.28) there is no distinction between the two; तत्कथाख्यायिकेत्येका जातिः संज्ञाद्वयाङ्किता (tatkathākhyāyiketyekā jātiḥ saṃjñādvayāṅkitā)

2) Narration (of what is known).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका).—i. e. ā-khyā + aka, f. A tale, Mahābhārata 2, 453, with short final on account of the metre.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका).—[feminine] = ākhyānaka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—Probably the Damayantīkathā, by Trivikrama. Oppert. Ii, 9700.

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

1) Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका):—[=ā-khyāyikā] [from ā-khyā] f. a short narrative, [Pāṇini 4-2, 60] [commentator or commentary] [Sāṃkhyakārikā] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (yika, metrically shortened in [compound]), [Mahābhārata ii, 453.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका):—[ā-khyāyikā] (kā) 1. f. A tale.

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

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Akkhāiyā, Āikkhiyā.

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Akhyayika in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Ākhyāyikā (आख्यायिका) [Also spelled aakhyayika]:—(nf) a fable, short episodic narrative.

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