Apashcimaka, Apaścimaka: 1 definition
Apashcimaka means something in 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 Apaścimaka can be transliterated into English as Apascimaka or Apashcimaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Apashchimaka.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Apaścimaka (अपश्चिमक).—adj. (1) having no later, last (so Sanskrit apaścima): Divyāvadāna 209.1 (verse, but not m.c., in fact -ka spoils meter!), 4 (prose); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.112.18; (2) perhaps = aśeṣa, [Page046-a+ 71] complete (? or at the least, not containing less than the number stated?): Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 18b.5 sarvabhikṣusaṃghe… apaścimake vā bhikṣūṇāṃ daśavarge maṇḍalake, sarva- bhikṣuṇīsaṃghe…(19a.1) apaścimake vā bhikṣuṇīnāṃ dvādaśavarge maṇḍalake; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iii.94.15 °kena bhikṣuṇā parivāso deyaś caturvargamaṇḍalakena.
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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