Cetika, Ceṭikā: 4 definitions



Cetika 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chetika.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ceṭikā : (f.) a maid servant.

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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: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ceṭikā (चेटिका).—f. A female slave or servant.

See also (synonyms): ceḍikā, ceṭi, ceḍī.

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

Cetika (चेतिक) or Ceti or Cetiya or Caitya.—qq.v. (see § 3.115): ceti bhu (mss. bhū, Lefm. em. m.c., printing cetibhu as one word) trisahasraḥ kiṃ punas tubhya kāyaḥ Lalitavistara 368.18 (verse), the 3000-fold world has become (= abhūt) an [Page233-a+ 71] object of reverence (a shrine)…So Tibetan: stoṅ gsum (= 3,000) mchod rten (= caitya) gyur na (become)…

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Cetika (चेतिक).—nt. (probably hyper-Sanskrit for MIndic cetiya, but compare caityaka) = ceti, cetiya, caitya; only in verses: Lalitavistara 389.10 cetikaṃ (v.l. ceṭikāṃ), parallel to 388.12 cetiyaṃ (v.l. ceṭikā, °ko); dattvā patākāṃ bhagavata cetikeṣū Śikṣāsamuccaya 302.3, parallel to Mahāvastu ii.375.9 cetiyeṣu (mss. corruptly jātīyeṣu); so in Śikṣāsamuccaya 303.4, 7; 304.4, 8, etc., cetika regularly where Mahāvastu parallels (ii.379.7 etc.) have cetiya.

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

Ceṭikā (चेटिका):—[from ceṭaka > ceṭa] f. = ṭī, [Kathāsaritsāgara iv, xii, lii.]

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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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