Chandika: 2 definitions


Chandika 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 Chhandika.

Ambiguity: Although Chandika has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Candika. It further has the optional forms Chaṇḍikā, Chāṇḍikā and Chaṇḍika.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Chandika, (adj.) (see chanda) having zeal, endeavouring usually as without (right) effort, & always combined w. anādara & assaddha Pug.13; Vbh.341; PvA.54 (v. l.), 175. (Page 275)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Chaṇḍikā (छण्डिका).—according to Tibetan sgo ḥu chuṅ, app. small door, or ske ḥu (? ske = neck), in °kā-vārika Mahāvyutpatti 9075, some servant or official in a monastery; Chin. and Japanese watcher at a small gate or door, app. agreeing with the first Tibetan gloss.

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Chandika (छन्दिक).—(from chanda plus -ika; = Pali id., not well defined [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], compare Critical Pali Dictionary a-cchandika), desirous, with instr., inf., at end of cpds., or without complement: parasmai cārthikāya chandikāya kulaputrāya…yācamā- nāya Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 102.19; chandiko bhaviṣyati…lekhayitum Śikṣāsamuccaya 49.15; (buddhaguṇebhiḥ) Śikṣāsamuccaya 342.20 (verse); bhūyaś-chan- dika, desiring more, greedy, Mahāvyutpatti 2211; °ka-tā, abstr., in tīvra-cch° Kāśyapa Parivarta 155.6, kuśala- 8.

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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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