Dhanushkarika, Dhanuṣkārika: 1 definition

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The Sanskrit term Dhanuṣkārika can be transliterated into English as Dhanuskarika or Dhanushkarika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Dhanuṣkārika (धनुष्कारिक).—or °kā, a kind of flowering tree: (puṣpavṛkṣāṇāṃ…) sumanā-vārṣikā-dhanuṣkārikādīnāṃ Divy 628.15 (prose). Obviously = the commoner dhā- nuṣkārin or °rika, °rikā (°rīka), q.v. But in Pali recorded only with dhan°: dhanukārika (in a cpd.) Jāt. v.420.7, which (tho prose) is glossed in the comm. 422.28, which replaces this word with dhanukārī(ti), glossing it with dhanupātaḷi (otherwise unknown).

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Dhānuṣkārika (धानुष्कारिक).—or °kā (in cpds.), = next, q.v.: °ka-Mmk 61.19 (prec. by vāpīka, read vārṣika); 111.18 (text dhātuḥ°); °kā- Mmk 63.12 (prec. by vārṣikā).

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Dhānuṣkārīka (धानुष्कारीक).—(°-) (perhaps read °rika, q.v.), = prec., q.v.: stem in comp., Mmk 69.18 (prec. by varṣika-).

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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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