Dasika, Dāsikā, Dashika: 8 definitions


Dasika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

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)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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

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

Daśikā (दशिका).—(Sanskrit daśā plus -(i)kā; compare Pali dassikă-sutta, °tta-matta), hem, fringe (of cloth): °kāṃ dattvā tantra- vāyabhūtena Śikṣāsamuccaya 9.3.

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

Dāsikā (दासिका).—f.

(-kā) A female servant or slave. E. kan added to dāsī.

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

Dāsikā (दासिका):—[from dāsaka > dās] f. female slave, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dāsikā (दासिका):—(kā) 1. f. A female.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dasika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dasika (ದಸಿಕ):—[noun] a man appointed to put a criminal to death by impaling on a sharp, weapon or pointed wooden stake.

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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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