Bahika, Bāhika, Bāhīka: 6 definitions


Bahika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Bahiya (3)

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

Bāhika, (adj.) (=bāhiya) foreign in °raṭṭha-vāsin living in a foreign country J. III, 432 (or is it N. ? Cp. J. VII. p. 94). (Page 486)

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Bāhīka (बाहीक).—a. (- f.) External, outer; बाहीका विलसति कुट्टिमस्थलीयं कापोतं सुललितरूपमुद्वहन्ती (bāhīkā vilasati kuṭṭimasthalīyaṃ kāpotaṃ sulalitarūpamudvahantī) Rām. Ch.7.6.

-kāḥ (pl.) The people of the Punjab.

-kaḥ 1 An inhabitant of the Punjab.

2) An ox.

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

Bāhika (बाहिक).—m. plu.

(-kaḥ) The people of Punjab.

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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. 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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