Anjalika, Anjalikā, Añjalikā, Āñjalika: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: WikiPedia: Hinduism

Anjalikā (अंजलिका): The greatest of Arjuna's arrows with which he slays Karna

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anjalika in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Añjalikā, (f.) (= añjali) the raising of the hands as a sign of respectful salutation Vv 15 (explained at VvA.24 as dasanakha-samodhāna samujjalaṃ añjaliṃ sirasi paggaṇhantī guṇa-visiṭṭhānaṃ apacayānaṃ akāsiṃ). (Page 13)

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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

Añjalikā (अञ्जलिका).—[añjaliriva kāyate prakāśate; kai-ka ṭāp Tv.].

1) A small mouse.

2) The sensitive plant of Mimosa Pudica (Mar. lājāḷū).

3) An insect of the spider tribe (Mar. kāṃtīṇa).

-kaḥ 1 Name of one of Arjuna's arrows.

2) अञ्जल्याकारमुख (añjalyākāramukha) (mouse-mouthed) arrow भल्लैरञ्जलिकैरपि (bhallairañjalikairapi) Rām.6.45.23.

-vedha a fighting stratagem जानन्नञ्जलिकावेधं नापाक्रामत पाण्डवः (jānannañjalikāvedhaṃ nāpākrāmata pāṇḍavaḥ) Mb.7.26.23.

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Āñjalika (आञ्जलिक).—A kind of crescent (ardhacandrākṛti) arrow; Mb.6.62.42.

Derivable forms: āñjalikaḥ (आञ्जलिकः).

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

Añjalikā (अञ्जलिका).—f.

(-kā) See añjanikā.

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

1) Añjalika (अञ्जलिक):—[from añjali] mn. Name of one of Arjuna’s arrows, [Mahābhārata]

2) Añjalikā (अञ्जलिका):—[from añjalika > añjali] f. a young mouse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Añjalika (अञ्जलिक):—I. m.

(-kaḥ) Perhaps the same as añjanika of which it appears to be a various reading. Ii. A small mouse. See añjanikā. E. See añjanika.

[Sanskrit to German]

Anjalika 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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