Dantika, Dantikā, Dāntika: 10 definitions


Dantika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, biology. 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An arahant Theri. She was daughter of the King of Kosalas chaplain and was born in Savatthi. She joined the Order under Pajapati Gotami. One day, during her siesta on Gijjhakuta, she saw how a well tamed elephant obeyed its masters commands, and developing insight on this theme, she became an arahant.

In the past she had been a kinnari on the banks of the Candabhaga, and having seen a Pacceka Buddha at the foot of a tree, she honoured him by offering flowers. Thig.48-50; ThigA.51f.

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A district in South India where Lankapura burnt twenty seven villages. Cv.lxxvi.172.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Wisdom Library: Local Names of Plants and Drugs

Dantika [दन्तिका] in the Sanskrit language is the name of a plant identified with Baliospermum solanifolium (Burm.) Suresh from the Euphorbiaceae (Castor) family having the following synonyms: Baliospermum axillare, Baliospermum montanum, Jatropha montana. For the possible medicinal usage of dantika, you can check this page for potential sources and references, although be aware that any some or none of the side-effects may not be mentioned here, wether they be harmful or beneficial to health.

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dāntika (दान्तिक).—a. (- f.) Made of ivory.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dantikā (दन्तिका).—f.

(-kā) A plant, commonly Danti, (Droton polyandrum.) E. kan added to dantī; also rerd dantijā f. (-jā.)

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

Dāntika (दान्तिक).—i. e. danta + ika, adj. Of ivory, [Rāmāyaṇa] 3, 61, 13.

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

1) Dantikā (दन्तिका):—[from dantaka > danta] f. (ikā) Croton polyandrum (yielding a pungent oil), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Dāntika (दान्तिक):—[from dānta] mf(ī)n. idem, [Rāmāyaṇa]

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

Dantikā (दन्तिका):—(kā) 1. f. A medicinal plant.

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

Dantikā (दन्तिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Daṃtiyā.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dantika 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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