Davika, aka: Dāvika; 2 Definition(s)


Davika 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.

In Hinduism


[Davika in Purana glossaries]

Dāvika (दाविक).—(c)—the country of, (Dārvika—Wilson) under the mlecchas.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 24. 69.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Davika in Pali glossaries]

Dāvika, (adj.) in piṇḍa°, a cert. rank in the army (v. l. piṇḍa-dāyika) D.I, 51=Miln.331 (DA.I, 156: sāhasikamahāyodhā, etc., with popular expl. of the terms piṇḍa & davayati). (Page 320)

(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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