Anagarika, aka: Anagārikā; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

Anagarika 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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

(a nah gah ri ka)homeless one. An Anagarika (male), Anagarika (female) still is technically a lay person, lives in a monastery and follows the Eight Precepts.

(Source): Amaravati: Glossary

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anagārikā (अनगारिका).—The houseless state of a vagrant ascetic.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

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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