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Citritaka means something in 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 Chitritaka.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Citritaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Citritaka (चित्रितक).—adj. (Sanskrit °ta with endearing dim. -ka, § 22.34), made bright, adorned: (tava rūpa surūpa suśo- bhanake) vasavarti sulakṣaṇa citritake Lalitavistara 321.(21—)22 (verse); said by the daughters of Māra to the Bodhisattva; the e-forms seem scarcely construable with suvasantake in line 19 (nor does Tibetan take them so; Calcutta (see LV.) reads suśo- bhanako and citritako, but all mss. °ke in both); accord- ingly it seems that, if the mss. are right, we must under- stand them either as n. sg. nt. in e, with rūpa (§ 8.37), or as voc. sg. m., addressed to the Bodhisattva (§ 8.28).

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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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