Alika, Āḷika, Ālika, Alīka: 15 definitions

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Alika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Āḷika can be transliterated into English as Alika or Aliika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Alika (अलिक):—[alikaṃ] Fore-head - The anterior part of the head below the hairline and above the eyes.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Alika (अलिक) is the name of a Vākchomā (‘verbal secrect sign’) which has its meaning defined as ‘paśu’ according to chapter 8 of the 9th-century Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja, a scripture belonging to the Buddhist Cakrasaṃvara (or Saṃvara) scriptural cycle. These Vākchomās (viz., alika) are meant for verbal communication and can be regarded as popular signs, since they can be found in the three biggest works of the Cakrasaṃvara literature.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

alika : (nt.) lie; falsehood.

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

Alika, (adj.) (Sk. alīka) contrary, false, untrue S.I, 189; J.III, 198; VI, 361; Miln.26, 99. — nt. °ṃ a lie, falsehood Dh.264.

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Āḷika, at A.III, 352, 384 (an°) is preferably to be read āḷhika, see āḷhaka. (Page 110)

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Ālika, in saccālika at S.IV, 306 is sacc°alika distortion of truth, falsehood S.IV, 306. (Page 109)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Alika (अलिक).—[alyate bhūṣyate al-karmaṇi ikan] The forehead; (lalāṭamalikaṃ godhiḥ AR.) किमत्र जातं तव चुम्बितेऽलिके कपोल- योर्वा कलवाणि भण्यताम् (kimatra jātaṃ tava cumbite'like kapola- yorvā kalavāṇi bhaṇyatām) | Uttararāmacarita 2.33. अलिकेन च हेमकान्तिना (alikena ca hemakāntinā) Bv.2.171; Vb.3.6.

Derivable forms: alikam (अलिकम्).

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Alīka (अलीक).—a. [al-bīkan Uṇādi-sūtra 4.25 nipātaḥ]

1) Unpleasing, disagreeable; आ मे शृणुतासिता अलीकाः (ā me śṛṇutāsitā alīkāḥ) Av.5.13.5.

2) Untrue, false, pretended; °मुग्धः (mugdhaḥ) K.84; अलीककोप- कान्तेन (alīkakopa- kāntena) K.147; °वचन (vacana) Amaruśataka 27,37,48.

3) Little, not much, few.

-kam The forehead; दिशामलीकालकभङ्गतां गतः (diśāmalīkālakabhaṅgatāṃ gataḥ) K.4.

2) Anything displeasing; यद्यथा स महाराजो नालीकमधिगच्छति (yadyathā sa mahārājo nālīkamadhigacchati) Rām.2.52.26. falsehood, untruth. गुरोश्चालीकनिर्बन्धः समानि ब्रह्महत्यया (guroścālīkanirbandhaḥ samāni brahmahatyayā) Manusmṛti 11.55. सज्जनस्य हृदयं नवनीतं यद् वदन्ति कवयस्तदलीकम् । अन्यदेहविलसत्परितापात् सज्जनो द्रवति नो नवनीतम् (sajjanasya hṛdayaṃ navanītaṃ yad vadanti kavayastadalīkam | anyadehavilasatparitāpāt sajjano dravati no navanītam) || Subhāṣ.

3) Heaven.

4) Sorrow; अलीकं मानसं त्वेकं हृदयं मम (alīkaṃ mānasaṃ tvekaṃ hṛdayaṃ mama) Rām.2.19.6. अलीकं त्वप्रिये स्वर्गे सङ्घेऽनृतललाटयोः (alīkaṃ tvapriye svarge saṅghe'nṛtalalāṭayoḥ)

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

Alika (अलिक).—(1) adj. (= Pali id., Sanskrit alīka; see § 3.40), false: Lalitavistara 174.7 (verse); Mahāvastu ii.70.2 (prose); 71.2 (verse); (2) name of a nāga king: Mahāvyutpatti 3275; Mahā-Māyūrī 247.22.

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

Alika (अलिक).—n.

(-kaṃ) The forehead. E. ala to adorn, &c. and ikan affix; also alīka.

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Alīka (अलीक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) 1. False. 2. Unpleasing. 3. Small, little. n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Falsehood, untruth. 2. Any thing displeasing. 3. Heaven. 4. The forehead. E. ala to adorn, &c. and kīkac Unadi aff.

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

Alīka (अलीक).—. I. adj., f. , False, [Amaruśataka, (ed. Calcutt.)] 23. Ii. n. 1. Any thing displeasing, [Rāmāyaṇa] 2, 52, 25. 2. Falsehood, [Pañcatantra] 259, 4. 3. Smallness, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 205 (smallness and falsehood).

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

Alīka (अलीक).—[adjective] unpleasing, contrary, false, untrue; [neuter] adversity, falsehood, untruth.

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

1) Alika (अलिक):—m. = alīka, the forehead, [Bālarāmāyaṇa]

2) Name of a Prākrit [poetry or poetic]

3) Alīka (अलीक):—mf(ā[Naiṣadha-carita])n. unpleasing, disagreeable (as a serpent), [Atharva-veda v, 13, 5]

4) untrue, false, pretended, [Mahābhārata] etc. little, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) n. anything displeasing, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra; Rāmāyaṇa ii, 52, 25]

6) falsehood, untruth, [Manu-smṛti xi, 55, etc.]

7) the forehead (cf. alika), heaven, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Alīkā (अलीका):—[from alīka] (also) f. a courtezan, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

1) Alika (अलिक):—(kaṃ) 1. n. The forehead.

2) Alīka (अलीक):—(kaṃ) n. Falsehood. a. False, vain, little, unpleasing.

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

Alika (अलिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aliya.

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Alika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Alika (ಅಲಿಕ):—[noun] the part of the face between the eyebrows and the line where the hair normally begins; the forehead.

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Alīka (ಅಲೀಕ):—

1) [adjective] not pleasant; offensive; disagreeable; unpleasant.

2) [adjective] that is not true or genuine; false.

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Alīka (ಅಲೀಕ):—

1) [noun] untruth a) the quality or state of being untrue; falsity; b) an untrue statement made deliberately; falsehood; a lie.

2) [noun] deceit; trickery; cheating; fraud.

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Aḷika (ಅಳಿಕ):—[noun] the part of the face between the eyebrows and the line where the hair normally begins; the forehead.

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Aḷīka (ಅಳೀಕ):—

1) [adjective] not pleasant; offensive to the senses; disagreeable; unpleasant.

2) [adjective] that is not true; false; not genuine.

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Aḷīka (ಅಳೀಕ):—

1) [noun] untruth a) the quality or state of being untrue; falsity; b) an untrue statement; falsehood; a lie.

2) [noun] deceit; trickery; cheating; fraud.

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Aḻika (ಅೞಿಕ):—[noun] a wicked or cruel man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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