Ativahika, Ativāhika, Ātivāhika: 4 definitions



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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ātivāhika.—(HRS), escorting fee paid by the merchants, as indicated by the Arthaśāstra. See Ghoshal, H. Rev. Syst., pp. 77. Note: ātivāhika 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: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Ativāhika, (fr. ativāha) one who belongs to a conveyance, one who conveys or guides, a conductor (of a caravan) J. V, 471, 472 (°purisa). (Page 21)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ativāhika (अतिवाहिक).—a. [ativāho'styasya-ṭhan] Able to convey to other bodies, See अतिवाह (ativāha).

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Ātivāhika (आतिवाहिक).—a. [ativāhe niyuktaḥ ṭhak] Employed to convey to the other world; आतिवाहिकास्तल्लिङ्गात् (ātivāhikāstalliṅgāt) Br. Sūt. 4.3.4.

-kam An epithet of the Sūkṣma Śarira (in Sān. Phil.) from its surpassing the wind in swiftness.

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

1) Ativāhika (अतिवाहिक):—[=ati-vāhika] [from ati-vah] mfn. ‘swifter than the wind’, Name of the liṅga-śarīra (but See ātivāhika)

2) [v.s. ...] m. an inhabitant of the lower world.

3) Ātivāhika (आतिवाहिक):—mfn. ([from] ati-vāha), ‘fleeter than wind’, (in Vedānta [philosophy]) Name of the subtle body (or liṅga-śarīra), [Kapila; Bādarāyaṇa’s Brahma-sūtra etc.]

4) m. an inhabitant of the other world, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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