Antarika, Antarikā: 5 definitions


Antarika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Antarikā.—(CII 1), a period of time passed. Note: antarikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

antarika : (adj.) intermediate; next. || antarikā (f.), interval; interstice.

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

Antarikā, (f.) (abstr. fr. antarika) “what lies in between or near”, i. e. — 1. the inside of Vin.IV, 272 (bhājan°). ‹-› 2. the neighbourhood, region of (-°), sphere, compass Vin.III, 39 (ur°, aṅgul°); J.I, 265 (yakkhassa sīm° inside the yś sphere of influence). — 3. interval, interstice Vin.II, 116 (sutt° in lace); A.I, 124 (vijj° the interval of lightning). (Page 48)

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Antarika, (adj.) (fr. antara) “being in between”, i. e. ‹-› 1. intermediate, next, following: see an°. — 2. distant, lying in between PvA.173 (aneka-yojan° ṭhāna). See also f. antarikā. — 3. inside: see antarikā. —anantarika with no interval, succeeding, immediately following, next Vin.II, 165, 212 (ān°); IV, 234. (Page 48)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

antarīka (अंतरीक).—a (antara) Passed by or over, pretermitted.

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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-English dictionary

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

Antarika (अन्तरिक).—adj. (to Sanskrit antara), neighboring, situated near: Mahāvyutpatti 8593, 8594.

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Antarikā (अन्तरिका).—(= Pali id.; in Sanskrit cited from Kauṭ. A., see Schmidt, Nachträge; compare āntarikā; see also lok- āntarikā, separately), space between, interval, interstice; in some of the following ānt° may be intended, saṃdhi ambiguous: Mahāvastu i.13.12 teṣām (sc. parvatānām) antarikāṃ (all mss.; Senart em. °kaṃ!)…praveśitāḥ (so read); i.21.1 parvatāntarikaṃ (all mss., perhaps to be kept as adv. from [compound], in between the mountains; Senart em. °ka-); i.21.3 parvatāntarikaṃ (so Senart with most mss., but C, one of the best, °kā; read °kā or °kāṃ) praviśanti; ii.300.19 sapta parvatā dvīpāntarikā ([compound] adj.), the 7 mountains between the continents; Daśabhūmikasūtra 58.13 bodhisattva- caryāntarikā, of the dividing line between the various bhūmi; Śatasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 1442.20 prathamasya dhyānasya dvitīyasya dhyānasyāntarikā, the interval between the 1st and 2nd dhyāna.

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Āntarikā (आन्तरिका).—(= ant°, q.v.; some cases there cited may belong here), space between, interval, interstice: Lalitavistara 254.11 gopānasy-āntarikāś (n. pl.), interstices of the roof- frame; Gaṇḍavyūha 268.18 ekaikasyāṃ ca nady-āntarikāyāṃ, and in each interval between the rivers.

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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. 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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