Atavika, Āṭavīka, Aṭavika, Āṭavika: 12 definitions

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Atavika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Āṭavīka (आटवीक) is the name of a tribe mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. These tribes (e.g., the Āṭavīkas, latin: Atavikas) migrated to places other than their original settlemenets and gave their names to the janapadas they settled. They replaced the old Vedic tribes in Punjab and Rajasthan though some of them are deemed as offshoots of the main tribe..

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Āṭavika.—(Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 303, text line 50), a kind of grains. (EI 20; HD), an officer in charge of forest tracts. See Arthaśāstra, I 12 (mentioned among the 18 tīrthas). Note: āṭavika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṭavika (अटविक).—A forester = आटविकः (āṭavikaḥ) q. v.

Derivable forms: aṭavikaḥ (अटविकः).

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Āṭavika (आटविक).—[aṭavyāṃ carati bhavo vā ṭhak]

1) A forester, a woodman, inhabitant of a forest; Mb.12.59.48; Ms.9.257.

2) A pioneer.

3) One of the six kinds of armies.

4) A chief of wild-tribes; Kau. A.1.1.

Derivable forms: āṭavikaḥ (आटविकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Āṭavikā (आटविका).—(= Pali Āḷavī, compare Agrāṭavika), name of a city in Magadha, and of a river near it: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.51.8, 9.

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

Aṭavika (अटविक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A wood-man, a forester. E. aṭavi a wood, vaka aff.

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Āṭavika (आटविक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A wood-man. E. aṭavī a wood, and ṭhañ aff.

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

Āṭavika (आटविक).—i. e. aṭavi + ika, m. 1. One who lives in forests, Mahābhārata 3, 15255. 2. A forest keeper.

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

Āṭavika (आटविक).—[adjective] belonging to a wood; [neuter] woodman, forester.

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

1) Aṭavika (अटविक):—[from aṭ] better See āṭavika

2) Āṭavika (आटविक):—[from aṭ] a m. a woodman, forester.

3) b m. ([from] aṭavī), the inhabitant of a forest, [Manu-smṛti ix, 257; Mahābhārata] etc.

4) a forester, [Sāhitya-darpaṇa]

5) mfn. consisting of inhabitants of the forest (as an army), [Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

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

Aṭavika (अटविक):—m.

(-kaḥ) A wood-man, a forester. E. aṭavi, taddh. aff. ṭhak. See āṭavika, which appears to be the more correct form of this word.

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

1) Aṭavika (अटविक):—(kaḥ) 1. A woodman.

2) Āṭavika (आटविक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A woodman.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Aṭavika (अटविक):—(von aṭavi) m. Förster [Pañcatantra 156, 19.] — Wohl falsche Lesart für āṭavika .

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Āṭavika (आटविक):—(von aṭavī) m.

1) Waldbewohner [Mahābhārata 2, 1119.] samlecchāṭavikān [3, 15255.] pracchannavañcakāstvete ye stenāṭavikādayaḥ [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 9, 257.] —

2) Förster [Sāhityadarpana 37, 1.] Vgl. aṭavika .

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Āṭavika (आटविक):—adj. zum Walde in Beziehung stehend: sainya ein aus Waldbewohnern bestehendes Heer [Spr. 4463.] m. Waldbewohner [KĀM. NĪTIS. 13, 29. 14, 22.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 16, 13. 36, 3.]

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

Aṭavika (अटविक):—m. Förster. Wohl fehlerhaft für āṭāvika.

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Āṭavika (आटविक):——

1) Adj. zu einem Walde in Beziehung stehend. sainya n. ein aus Waldbewohnern bestehendes Heer [Indische sprüche 3712.] —

2) m. — a) Waldbewohner [Mālavikāgnimitra 69,1.] — b) Förster.

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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 (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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