Ashitika, aka: Āsītika, Aśītikā, Asitika, Aśītika; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Ashitika means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 terms Aśītikā and Aśītika can be transliterated into English as Asitika or Ashitika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[Ashitika in Jainism glossaries]

Aśītikā (अशीतिका) or Nisidhikā refers to one of the fourteen limbs of the external-corpus (aṅga-bāhya). The Aṅgabāhya refers to one of the two types of scriptural knowledge (śruta), which refers to one of the five types of knowledge (jñāna). according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 1.20, “scriptural knowledge (śruta) preceded by sensory knowledge (mati) is of two, or of twelve or of many kinds (eg., aśītikā)”.

(Source): Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 1
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Ashitika in Pali glossaries]

āsītika : (adj.) eighty years old.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

1) Āsītika, (m.) (etym. ? Cp. BSk. āsītakī Lal. V. 319) a certain plant M I 80 = 245 (°pabba). (Page 116)

2) Āsītika, (adj.) (fr. asīta) 80 years old M. II, 124; J. III, 395; SnA 172. (Page 116)

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

[Ashitika in Sanskrit glossaries]

Aśītika (अशीतिक).—a. [aśītiḥ parimāṇaṃ yasya, ṭhan]

1) An octogenerian, one eighty years of age.

2) Measuring eighty.

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