Ashtapadika, Aṣṭapadikā, Ashta-padika: 1 definition
Ashtapadika 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 Aṣṭapadikā can be transliterated into English as Astapadika or Ashtapadika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Aṣṭapadikā (अष्टपदिका):—[=aṣṭa-padikā] [from aṣṭa > aṣṭan] f. the plant Vallaris Dichotomus Wall., [Mahābhārata xiii, 2831] [edition] [Bombay edition]
2) [v.s. ...] [varia lectio] -pādikā [edition] Calc.
3) Aṣṭapādikā (अष्टपादिका):—[=aṣṭa-pādikā] [from aṣṭa > aṣṭan] See -padikā above.
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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