Ashoca, Aśoca: 7 definitions



Ashoca 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.

The Sanskrit term Aśoca can be transliterated into English as Asoca or Ashoca, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Ashocha.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Buddhism

Asoca (असोच) (or Asoka) refers to the son of Samaṅkara: one of the descendants of Māghadeva, son of Sāgaradeva: an ancient king from the Solar dynasty (sūryavaṃśa) and a descendant of Mahāsaṃmata, according to the Mahābuddhavaṃsa or Maha Buddhavamsa (the great chronicle of Buddhas) Anudīpanī chapter 1, compiled by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw. Sāgaradeva and Māghadeva and his descendants reigned in Mithilā until their number became eighty-four thousand. The last of these eighty-four thousand kings was named Nimi, the Bodhisatta. His son was named Kaḷārajanaka, whose son was named Samaṅkara, whose son was named Asoca (or Asoka). Their descendants totalling 84,003 again founded Bārāṇasī and reigned there. The last of these 84,003 kings was named Sīhappati.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aśoca (अशोच).—

1) Absence of care of anxiety.

2) Tranquility, calmness.

3) Modesty.

Derivable forms: aśocaḥ (अशोचः).

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

Aśoca (अशोच).—m.

(-caḥ) Content, tranquillity, the absence of care or vanity. E. a priv. śoca sorrow.

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

Aśoca (अशोच):—[=a-śoca] [from a-śoka] mfn. ? = an-ahaṃkṛti, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Aśoca (अशोच):—[a-śoca] (caḥ) 1. m. Contentment.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Aśoca (अशोच):—(3. a + śoca) m. Uneigennützigkeit, Bescheidenheit (anahaṃkṛti) [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 3, 1, 8.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Aśoca (अशोच):—Adj. = anahaṃkṛti.

context information

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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