Dasika, aka: Dāsikā, Dashika; 2 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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1) Dasika, 2 (adj.) (fr. dasā) belonging to a fringe, in dasika —sutta an unwoven or loose thread Vin.III, 241; DhA.IV, 206 (°mattam pi not even a thread, i.e. nothing at all, cp. Lat. nihīlum=ne-fīlum not a thread=nothing). See also dasaka under dasā. (Page 316)

2) Dasika, 1 (adj.) (-°) (Sk. dṛśika, cp. dassin) to be seen, to behold, being of appearance, only in dud° or frightful app., fierce, ugly SI .94 & id. p. (q. v. under okoṭimaka); J.I, 504 (kodha, anger); PvA.24, 90 (of Petas).—Note. The spelling is sometimes °dassika: A.II, 85; Pug.51; PvA.90. (Page 316)

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

Dāsikā (दासिका).—A female servant or slave.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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