Caitika: 5 definitions



Caitika 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chaitika.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: WikiPedia: Buddhism

The Caitika school of Buddhism split from Mahasamghaka in the middle of the first century BCE. It later gave rise to the Apara Saila and Uttara Saila schools. All three emphasized the supernatural character of the Buddha. The school also included an early version of the Bodhisattva ideal (as opposed to the earlier arhat ideal); this would later become vitally important to Mahayana Buddhism.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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

Caitika (चैतिक).—(= Pali Cetiya, Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names) 2, = Apacara), name of a lying king (former birth of Devadatta): Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.245.6 ff.

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

Caitika (चैतिक):—[from caitayata > caitaki] m. [plural] ([from] 2. caitya? cf. caitya-saila) Name of a Buddh. school.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Caitika (चैतिक):—(wohl von caitya) m. pl. Bez. einer buddhistischen Schule [WASSILJEW 228. 229. 245.]

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

Caitika (चैतिक):—m. Pl. Nomen proprium einer buddh. Schule.

context information

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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