Bhaikshaka, Bhaikṣaka: 5 definitions



Bhaikshaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Bhaikṣaka can be transliterated into English as Bhaiksaka or Bhaikshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Bhaikṣaka.—(EI 21), land set apart for charity. Note: bhaikṣaka 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

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

Bhaikṣāka (भैक्षाक).—(to Sanskrit and [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] bhikṣāka plus -a), as adj., relating to a mendicant: Buddhacarita xii.46 °kaṃ liṅgam āśritaḥ, and as n. mendicancy, ib. x.23; xiii.10; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] bhaikṣāka-kula, nt., a family that (regularly) gives almsfood (to a monk), is to be read for bhaikṣākulaṃ Divyāvadāna 263.2 (yad apy asmākam ekaṃ °kulaṃ, tad api śramaṇo Gautamo 'nvāvartayati, said by a non-Buddhist), for bhaikṣyāka-kula Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.226.17, and for bhekṣāka-kula Kāśyapa Parivarta 114.2, 5, where a monk is warned not to cultivate such relations. Tibetan on Kāśyapa Parivarta zas ster (baḥi) khyim.

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

1) Bhaikṣaka (भैक्षक):—[from bhaikṣa] (ifc.) = bhaikṣa, alms, [Rāmāyaṇa]

2) Bhaikṣāka (भैक्षाक):—[from bhaikṣa] n. mendicancy, [Buddha-carita]

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

Bhaikṣaka (भैक्षक):—am Ende eines adj. comp. = bhaikṣa

2) b) [Rāmāyaṇa 7, 59, 2, 28.]

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

Bhaikṣaka (भैक्षक):—am Ende eines adj. Comp. = bhaikṣa Almosen.

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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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