Dolika, Dolikā, Ḍolikā: 7 definitions


Dolika 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.

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

Source: OpenEdition books: Vividhatīrthakalpaḥ (Kāvya)

Ḍolikā (डोलिका) in Sanskrit is another name for Jholikā (or Jholiā in Prakrit), which refers to an “improvised bed, hammock, cradle”, as is mentioned in the Vividhatīrthakalpa by Jinaprabhasūri (13th century A.D.): an ancient text devoted to various Jaina holy places (tīrthas).—(CDIAL 5415; JOIB XV p. 435). var. ḍolikā (JOIB XV p. 432); var. jholikā (Sandesara p. 19, 139).

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dolikā (दोलिका).—

1) A litter, palanquin.

2) A swing, hammock (fig. also); आसीत् स दोलाचलचित्तवृत्तिः (āsīt sa dolācalacittavṛttiḥ) R.14.34; 9.46;19.44; संदेहदोलामारोप्यते (saṃdehadolāmāropyate) K.27.

3) Swinging, fluctuation.

4) Doubt, uncertainty.

6) The Indigo plant.

See also (synonyms): dolā.

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Dolikā (दोलिका).—

1) A cradle.

2) A swing.

See also (synonyms): dolī.

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

Dolikā (दोलिका).—f.

(-kā) A swing. E. kan added to dolī .

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

Dolikā (दोलिका):—[from dola] f. a litter, swing, cradle, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Dolikā (दोलिका):—(kā) 1. f. A swing.

[Sanskrit to German]

Dolika 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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