Dhikkara, Dhikkāra: 15 definitions

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Dhikkara means something in Jainism, Prakrit, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Dhikkar.

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: archive.org: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार) or Dhikkā is the name of a law promulgated by Prasenajit, according to chapter 1.2 [ādīśvara-caritra] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra (“lives of the 63 illustrious persons”): a Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three important persons in Jainism.

Accordingly,

“[...] then in the same place Prasenajit became lord of the twins. For generally the sons of the eminent are also eminent. Then the twins gradually transgressed the Hākāra-law and the Mākāra-law, as those afflicted by love transgress modesty and the bounds of good behavior. Prasenajit made another law of Dhikkā, resembling a charm for terrifying the great bhūt of transgression. Clever in their administration, by these three laws he ruled all the people like an elephant by the three yatas. [...]”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dhikkāra (धिक्कार).—m (S) Contemptuous treatment; disdainful rejection; scouting, flouting, hooting.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

dhikkāra (धिक्कार).—m Contemptuous treatment; dis- dainful rejection.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार).—Reproach, contempt, disregard.

Derivable forms: dhikkāraḥ (धिक्कारः).

See also (synonyms): dhikkriyā.

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

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार).—m.

(-raḥ) Disrespect, reproach, censure, contempt. E. dhika fie, and kāra making.

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

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार).—[dhik-kāra], m. Contempt, [Bhāgavata-Purāṇa, (ed. Burnouf.)] 4, 14, 12.

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

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार).—[masculine] dhikkṛta [neuter] reproach, censure.

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

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार):—[=dhik-kāra] [from dhik] m. reproach, contempt, scoffing, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

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

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार):—(raḥ) 1. m. Disrespect; contempt, reproach.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Dhikkāra.

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Dhikkara 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Dhikkāra (धिक्कार) [Also spelled dhikkar]:—(nm) censure; curse; opprobrium, condemnation.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Dhikkāra (धिक्कार) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Dhikkāra.

2) Dhikkāra (धिक्कार) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Dhikkāra.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Dhikkāra (ಧಿಕ್ಕಾರ):—

1) [noun] a contemptuous treatment; a looking down on; disdain; scorn.

2) [noun] that which is despicable, contemptible.

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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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