Amulaka, Amūlaka: 2 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amūlaka (अमूलक).—a.

1) Rootless (lit.); पशवोऽमूला ओषधयोऽ मूलिन्यः (paśavo'mūlā oṣadhayo' mūlinyaḥ) Śat. Br.; (fig.); without basis or support, baseless, groundless.

2) without authority; not being in the original; इहान्वयमुखेनैव सर्वं व्याख्यायते मया । नामूलं लिख्यते किंचित् (ihānvayamukhenaiva sarvaṃ vyākhyāyate mayā | nāmūlaṃ likhyate kiṃcit) Malli. Introduction of Ṭīkā on R.

3) without material cause, as the Pradhāna of the Sāṅkhyas; मूलं मूलाभावादमूलम् (mūlaṃ mūlābhāvādamūlam).

4) Not fixed in the earth, moving.

-lā Name of a plant (agniśikhā, Mar. kaḷalāvī).

See also (synonyms): amūla.

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

Amūlaka (अमूलक).—(a-mūlaka), f. °ikā (= Pali id., as adj.), groundless, baseless (of an accusation): Mahāvyutpatti 8494 amūlakābhyā- khyānam; [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 519.7 amūlakena saṃghāvaśeṣeṇa dharme- ṇānudhvaṃsayet; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.108.19 ff.; as subst. nt., ground- less accusation: °kam Mahāvyutpatti 8376, a saṃghāvaśeṣa offense, described [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 481.6—10 and in Pali Vin. iii.163.21 ff. (a monk falsely accuses another monk of a pārājika sin, then of his own accord repents and confesses); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.88.1.

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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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