Dasaka, Dāsaka, Dashaka: 18 definitions


Dasaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Dashak.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Daśaka (दशक).—A name given to the treatise on grammar written by व्याघ्रपाद (vyāghrapāda) which consisted of 10 chapters; cf. दशकं वैयाघ्रपदीयम् (daśakaṃ vaiyāghrapadīyam) Kas. on P V. 1.58. The word also means students reading the work दशक (daśaka); cf. दशका वैयाघ्रपदीयाः (daśakā vaiyāghrapadīyāḥ) Kas. on P. IV.2.65.

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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Dasaka Thera - He was born in Savatthi and was appointed by Anathapindika to look after the vihara. There, being impressed by what he saw and heard, he entered the Order. Some say that he was the son of a slave woman of Anathapindika. The setthi was pleased with him and freed him that he might become a monk. It is said that in a previous birth he had ordered an arahant to do some work for him, hence his birth as a slave. From the time he was ordained he became slothful and fond of sleep. The Buddha admonished him, and, much agitated, he put forth effort and realised arahantship.

Ninety one kappas ago he met the Pacceka Buddha Ajita and gave him some beautiful mangoes to eat. Later, in the time of Kassapa Buddha, he was a monk (Thag.17; ThagA.i.68ff).

Perhaps it is this same Dasaka who is mentioned in the Samyutta Nikaya (S.iii.127ff; SA.ii.230) as having been sent by the monks of Kosambi to Khemaka, carrying messages to and fro till he had walked up and down over two yojanas.

2. Dasaka Thera - Friend of Sonaka and pupil of Upali. He was a learned brahmin of Vesali, and, meeting Upali at the Valikarama, had a discussion with him, at the end of which he entered the Order for the purpose of studying the Doctrine. He learnt the whole of the Tipitaka and became an arahant. Later he ordained Sonaka, son of the caravan guide, and teacher of Siggava and Candavajji. After Upalis death, Dasaka became chief of the teachers of the Vinaya. Mhv.v.104ff; Dpv.iv.28ff; v.77ff; Vin.v.2; Sp.i.32, 235; but see Dvy.3ff.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

dasaka : (nt.) a decade; a group of ten.

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

Dasaka, (nt.) 1. a decad, decade, a decennial J.IV, 397; DhsA.316. khiḍḍā° the decad of play Vism.619; cakkhu° etc. sense-decads Vism. 553; Comp. 164, 250; kāya°, Vism. 588. (Page 316)

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Dāsaka, =dāsa in °putta a slave, of the sons of the slaves, mentioned as one of the sipp’āyatanas at D.I, 51≈ (expl. by Bdhgh as balavasinehā-gharadāsa-yodhā DA.I, 157).—sadāsaka with slaves, followed by slaves Vv 324.—f. dāsikā a female slave (=dāsī) M.I, 126; J.VI, 554. (Page 320)

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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

ḍasakā (डसका).—a (ḍasaṇēṃ) Addicted to biting--a horse, dog &c. snake, horse, dog.

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daśaka (दशक).—m (S) An aggregate of ten. 2 In arithmetic. The ten carried or borrowed. 3 Ten percent.

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dasaka (दसक).—m (daśaka S) In arithmetic. A ten borrowed or carried. Hence 2 Ascendancy, superiority, predominance or advantage acquired over. v caḍha g. of s. & vara of o. also ghē, ṭhēva, basava, caḍhava, bāḷaga. (Because the ten borrowed is placed over the head of the figure yielding it. 3 An aggregate of ten.

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

ḍasakā (डसका).—a Addicted to biting.

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daśaka (दशक).—m An aggregate of ten. (In Arith- metic.) The ten carried or borrowed.

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dasaka (दसक).—m Ascendancy, superiority, pre dominance or advantage acquired over. v vara caḍha, ghē, ṭhēva, caḍhava, bāḷaga.

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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

Daśaka (दशक).—a. Consisting of ten, tenfold; कामजो दशको गणः (kāmajo daśako gaṇaḥ) Manusmṛti 7.47.

-kam A group of ten; decad; पदातिलक्षदशकम् (padātilakṣadaśakam) Kathāsaritsāgara 12.18.

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

Daśaka (दशक).—(-daśaka), ifc. [bahuvrīhi] (Sanskrit daśā with -ka; = Pali dasaka, in a-d°), fringe: achinnāgra-daśake paṭe (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 322.20 (prose); achinna-daśakaiḥ saha Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 365.11 (verse; wrongly Suzuki). See channa-daśa.

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Dāsaka (दासक).—name of a servant of Śroṇa Koṭīkarṇa: Divyāvadāna 3.11; 4.22; 5.17 ff.; 6.2, 4; compare 2 Dāsaka Thera in Malalasekara (Dictionary of Pali Proper Names), possibly the same personage but presented in a quite different way; and compare Pālaka 1.

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

Daśaka (दशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Ten. E. kan added to daśa .

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

Daśaka (दशक).—i. e. daśan + ka, adj. Containing ten, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 92.

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

Daśaka (दशक).—[adjective] tenfold; [neuter] a decad.

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

1) Daśaka (दशक):—[from daśa] mfn. consisting of 10, having 10 parts, [Ṛgveda-prātiśākhya; Manu-smṛti; Chandaḥ-sūtra; Kāśikā-vṛtti; Kāmandakīya-nītisāra]

2) [v.s. ...] (with śata) 10 per cent, [Yājñavalkya ii]

3) [v.s. ...] m. one in a decad of chs. (of the Sāma-tantra)

4) [v.s. ...] n. a decad, [Śāntiśataka iv, 7; Kathāsaritsāgara cii, 108; Kātyāyana-śrauta-sūtra xvii, 6, 3 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) Dāśaka (दाशक):—[from dāś] m. fisherman (?), Name of a son of Bhajamāna, [Harivaṃśa]

6) Dāsaka (दासक):—[from dās] m. Name of a man (cf. dāś) [gana] aśvādi

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

Daśaka (दशक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Ten.

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

Daśaka (दशक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dasaga.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dasaka 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Daśaka (दशक) [Also spelled dashak]:—(nm) a decade, decennium.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Daśaka (ದಶಕ):—[adjective] made of 10 units, components, constituents, etc.

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Daśaka (ದಶಕ):—

1) [noun] ten times the quantity.

2) [noun] a set or group of ten.

3) [noun] a period of ten years.

4) [noun] that piece of land owned jointly by ten members.

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Dasaka (ದಸಕ):—[noun] that piece of land owned jointly by ten members.

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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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