Cintaka: 8 definitions


Cintaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi. 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 Chintaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Cintaka (चिन्तक).—The twenty-third kalpa.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 21. 53.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

cintaka : (adj.) considerate; thoughtful; (m.) a thinker.

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

Cintaka, (adj.) (cp. cintin) one who thinks out or invents, in akkhara° the grammarian PvA.120, nīti° the lawgiver ib. 130; cp. Divy 212, 451, “overseer.” (Page 268)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

cintaka (चिंतक).—a S That thinks, wishes, minds, is con- cerned about. In comp. as iṣṭacintaka, aniṣṭacintaka, śubhacintaka, aśubhacintaka, kalyāṇacintaka A well-wisher, an ill-wisher &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

cintaka (चिंतक).—a That thinks, wishes, &c.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Cintaka (चिन्तक).—a. [cint-ṇvul] Thinking upon, reflecting on (at the end of comp); as दैव° (daiva°) an astrologer; उपाय° (upāya°).

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

Cintaka (चिन्तक).—m. inspector, overseer: rājño Mūrdhāta-syāmātyāś cintakās tulakā upaparīkṣakāś cintayitvā tulayitvā…Divy 212.9; karvaṭakaḥ saṃnāmito nipakā gṛhītāś cintakaḥ (an overseer, manager) sthāpitaḥ. Divy 451.20; for this last, MSV i.147.2 reads citrakaḥ, doubtless by corruption; Tibetan sna bo, leader, commander.

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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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