Ashtagatika, Aṣṭagatika, Ashtan-gatika: 1 definition
Ashtagatika 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 Aṣṭagatika can be transliterated into English as Astagatika or Ashtagatika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Aṣṭagatika (अष्टगतिक).—a king who has 8 duties to perform; (they are :-- ādāne ca visarge ca tathā praiṣaniṣedhayoḥ | pañcame cārthavacane vyavahārasya cekṣaṇe || daṇḍaśuddhayoḥ sadā raktastenāṣṭagatiko nṛpaḥ | -kulam (Probably) Village jury. (Bh. List No. 1267).
Derivable forms: aṣṭagatikaḥ (अष्टगतिकः).
Aṣṭagatika is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṣṭan and gatika (गतिक).
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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