Atireka, Atīreka: 11 definitions



Atireka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Atirek.

India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Atireka.—(CII 1), excess; cf. mano-'tireka, ‘enthusiasm’. Note: atireka 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

atireka : (adj.) surplus; extra; exceeding.

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

Atireka, (adj.) (Sk. atireka, ati + ric, rinakti; see ritta) surplus, too much; exceeding, excessive, in a high degree; extra Vin. I, 255; J. I, 72 (°padasata), 109; 441 (in higher positions); Miln. 216; DhsA. 2; DhA. II, 98.

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

atirēka (अतिरेक).—m (S) Excess, superfluity, superabundance: also extravagance, exorbitance, immoderateness.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

atirēka (अतिरेक).—m Excess, extravagance.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Atireka (अतिरेक) or Atīreka (अतीरेक).—[ric-ghañ]

1) Excess, exuberance, excellence, eminence; पौरुषातिरेकः (pauruṣātirekaḥ) U.6; so मद°, वीर्य°, गुण° (mada°, vīrya°, guṇa°) &c.

2) Redundancy, surplus, superfluity.

3) Difference.

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Atireka (अतिरेक).—a.

1) Surplus, excess.

2) Difference; Mb.3.52.3.

Derivable forms: atirekaḥ (अतिरेकः).

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

Atireka (अतिरेक).—(°-), excess(-ive), as prior member of [compound] (so in Pali, but in Sanskrit app. only as final member): atireka-pūjā, exceedingly great respect, Mahāvastu i.89.16 (prose); same [compound] in Pali, Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.220.11—12; read Mahāvastu 1.89.15 f., yataś ca bodhi- sattvacaritabhūmiṃ prāpnuvanti, taṃ (so mss.!) na pūjayanti atirekapūjāye (correct punctuation!), and from whom they obtain the stage of Bodhisattva-course-of-conduct, him they do not (as they should) honor with exceeding great respect; atireka-lābha, extra allowance, Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 22b. 3—4; 23a. 2, 5; °ka-cīvara (Pali id.), extra robe, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.91.11 f.

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Ātireka (आतिरेक).—(m.c. for Sanskrit ati°), excess: aṅga manorama divya-ātirekāḥ Lalitavistara 49.15 (verse), his members are charming beyond divine ones.

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

Atireka (अतिरेक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Much, excessive. E. ati, and rica to flow, affix ghañ.

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

Atireka (अतिरेक).—i. e. ati-ric + a, m. Excess, high degree.

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

Atireka (अतिरेक).—[masculine] surplus, remainder, rest; excess, high degree.

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

1) Atireka (अतिरेक):—[=ati-reka] [from ati-ric] m. surplus, excess

2) [v.s. ...] redundancy

3) [v.s. ...] difference.

4) Atīreka (अतीरेक):—[=atī-reka] [from ati-ric] a m. ([only once, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa]]) surplus, excess

5) [v.s. ...] redundancy

6) [v.s. ...] difference.

7) [=atī-reka] b See ati-√ric.

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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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