Dutaka, Dūtaka: 7 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Dūtaka.—(IE 8-3; HD), messenger; conveyor of a request or message; cf. the Khalimpur plate of Dharmapāla (Ep. Ind., Vol. IV, p. 250), according to which the king was reques- ted to make a grant by a Mahāsāmantādhipati through prince Tribhuvanapāla as the Dūtaka. His function is called dūtya in the Nalanda plate of Devapāla (Ep. Ind., Vol. XVII, 318 ff., text line 51). (IE 8-3; EI 23, 30; CII 3, 4), according to some, the technical title of an officer connected with royal charters, whose duty it was to carry the king's orders to the local officials by whom the charter was then drawn up and delivered. But the Dūtaka seems to have been responsible for putting the document and also perhaps the gift land in the donee's possession. There are instances of more Dūtakas than one (IA 19). See also Ājñā, Dūta, and sva-mukha-ajñā. Cf. Ind. Ep., pp. 143-44. Note: dūtaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dūtaka (दूतक).—[cf. Uṇādi-sūtra 3.9]

1) A messenger; अर्थानर्थान्तरे बुद्धिर्निश्चितापि न शोभते । घातयन्ति हि कार्याणि दूताः पण्डितमानिनः (arthānarthāntare buddhirniścitāpi na śobhate | ghātayanti hi kāryāṇi dūtāḥ paṇḍitamāninaḥ) || Rām.5.3.38.

2) An envoy, an ambassador; Chāṇ.16.

Derivable forms: dūtakaḥ (दूतकः).

See also (synonyms): dūta.

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

Dūtaka (दूतक).—[dūta + ka], I. m. A messenger, Mahābhārata 3, 15438. Ii. f. tikā. 1. A procuress, [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 24, 14. 2. A betrayer, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 6, 362.

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

Dūtaka (दूतक).—[feminine] dūtikā the same.

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

1) Dūtaka (दूतक):—[from ] 1. dūtaka m. Name of Agni in the form of a forest conflagration, [Gṛhyāsaṃgraha] (cf. dava, dāva).

2) [from dūta] 2. dūtaka m. a messenger, ambassador (cf. deva.)

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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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