Daivasika: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Daivasika (दैवसिक).—a. Happening in one day; इत्युक्त्वा ब्राह्मणाय दैवसिकामुत्पत्तिं प्रादात् (ityuktvā brāhmaṇāya daivasikāmutpattiṃ prādāt) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.196.13.

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

Daivasika (दैवसिक).—(also written dev°) adj., and °kam adv. (= Pali dev°, adj. and adv.; Sanskrit divasa plus -ika), daily, relating to or consisting of a day; adv., each day: Mahā-Māyūrī 220.20 (of fever, quotidian); adv. °kaṃ…pūjeti Mahāvastu i.302.14; 309.9 (bhuṃjanti), 10; 360.4 (ekaṃ mṛgaṃ… dāsyāmaḥ); 361.7; iii.255.3 (in i.309.9, 10 mss. dev°, em. Senart; in iii.255.3 Senart dev°, v.l. daiv°); at end of cpds. with numerals, dvi-d°: kiṃ dvidaivasikāṃ bhṛtiṃ dadāsi Divyāvadāna 305.6, why do you give two days' wages (for a single day)?; evaṃrūpai rātriṃdivaiḥ pañcadaśa-daivasikena pakṣeṇa triṃśad-daivasikena māsena…Śikṣāsamuccaya 283.5—6, with a half-month made up of 15 days of that sort, a month made up of 30…

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

Daivasika (दैवसिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Devasiya.

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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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