Cintaka, Cimtaka: 15 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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Cintaka (चिन्तक) means “reflecting”, according to the Ṣaṭsāhasrasaṃhitā, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—(Cf. Gahvarāntasthā)—Accordingly, “[...] The divine Transmission (krama) should be told (to such a one,) not to (just anybody) one likes. O goddess, one should tell this, in the proper manner, to one for whom pleasure and pain, gold and iron, friend and foe, nectar and poison are the same and, reflecting on the Transmission [i.e., krama-cintaka], observes all the rules of the renouncer. The liberated Kaula (avadhūta) is the best, middling is the householder and the least is the renouncer (naiṣṭhika). This should be told to one who is fit out of all these three; (and) not to any other: this is the Command in the Kula teaching”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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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 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…Divyāvadāna 212.9; karvaṭakaḥ saṃnāmito nipakā gṛhītāś cintakaḥ (an overseer, manager) sthāpitaḥ. Divyāvadāna 451.20; for this last, Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.147.2 reads citrakaḥ, doubtless by corruption; Tibetan sna bo, leader, commander.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cintaka (चिन्तक).—[-cint + aka], latter part of comp. words, Thinking of, caring, e. g. Mahābhārata 1, 7777.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Cintaka (चिन्तक).—[adjective] mindful of, intent upon (—°).

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

1) Cintaka (चिन्तक):—[from cint] mfn. ifc. one who thinks or reflects upon, familiar with (e.g. daiva-, vaṃśa-, etc., qq.vv.), [Gautama-dharma-śāstra; Manu-smṛti vii, 121; Mahābhārata; Harivaṃśa; Rāmāyaṇa; Pañcatantra]

2) [v.s. ...] m. an overseer, [Divyāvadāna]

3) [v.s. ...] Name of the 23rd Kalpa period, [Vāyu-purāṇa i, 21, 48 f.]

4) [v.s. ...] cf. kārya-, graha-, megha-.

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

Cintaka (चिन्तक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ciṃtaga, Ciṃtaya, Ciṃtāyaga, Ciṃtāvaga.

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Cintaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ciṃtaka (ಚಿಂತಕ):—[noun] a thinker a) a man who thinks, as in a specified way or manner; b) a man who has a well-developed faculty for thinking, as a philosopher, theorist or scholar.

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Ciṃtāka (ಚಿಂತಾಕ):—[noun] = ಚಿಂತಾಕು [cimtaku].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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