Dayika, aka: Dāyika, Dāyikā; 4 Definition(s)


Dayika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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)

F (Female donor). Female counterpart of a dayaka (see this term).

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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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

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dāyikā : (f.) a female donor.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Dāyika, (adj.)=dāyaka PvA.157; Sdhp.211, 229. (Page 319)

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

Dāyika (दायिक).—adj. and subst. m. (= Pali id. ifc., Sanskrit dāyin, dāyaka), giving, a giver: bījam…phala-dāyikam MSV i.70.12 (verse); same verse in same story Divy 462.23 dāyakam; -saṃghasya dāyikaiḥ prajñaptaḥ MSV ii.113.5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit 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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