Bhatika, Bhātika, Bhatikā: 3 definitions


Bhatika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhātika : (m.) a brother.

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

Bhatikā, (f.) (fr. bhati) fee J. IV, 184. (Page 497)

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Bhātika, (& Bhātiya) (fr. bhātar, cp. Class. Sk. bhrātṛka) lit. brotherly, i.e. a brother, often°-: “brother” — (a) bhātika: J. I, 253 (jeṭṭhaka°); VI, 32; DhA. I, 14 (°thera my Thera-brother or br. -thera), 101, 245; PvA. 75. ‹-› (b) bhātiya: Vism. 292 (dve °therā two Th. brothers).—Cp. bhātuka. (Page 502)

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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

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Bhāṭikā (भाटिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Bhāḍiyā, Bhāḍī.

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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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