Dharmadeshaka, Dharmadeśaka, Dharma-deshaka: 2 definitions
Dharmadeshaka means something in 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.
The Sanskrit term Dharmadeśaka can be transliterated into English as Dharmadesaka or Dharmadeshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Dharmadeśaka (धर्मदेशक).—m. (in Sanskrit rare and somewhat doubtful, see [Boehtlingk and Roth] s.v. deśaka; = Pali dhammadesaka, Childers, s.v. desaka, also app. rare), preacher of the law; = the much commoner dharma-bhāṇaka; in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], too, not common, despite the frequency of dharma-deśanā: nirāmiṣa-dh° Lalitavistara 436.2 (prose), of the Tathāgata.
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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