Ehibhikshuka, Ehibhikṣukā: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Ehibhikṣukā can be transliterated into English as Ehibhiksuka or Ehibhikshuka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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[«previous next»] — Ehibhikshuka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ehibhikṣukā (एहिभिक्षुका).—the act or formula of ordination as monk by pronouncing the words beginning ehi bhikṣu (bhikṣo; Pali ehi bhikkhu; or pl. bhikṣavo); one of the four forms of upasaṃpad(ā), q.v.: ehibhikṣukāya (inst.) upasaṃpadā Mahāvastu i.2.15; often followed by the words of the formula, in Mahāvastu regularly ehibhikṣukāye (or °ya, inst.) ābhāṣe (3 sg. aor; rarely abhibhāṣe, iii.379.13), or ābhāṣṭo, °ṭā (ppp., subject the initiates): ehi bhikṣu (sometimes followed by the name, as Upāli iii.180.12; or pl. etha bhikṣavo) cara (caratha) tathāgate brahmacaryaṃ Mahāvastu ii.234.2 (read etha for Senart's em. ehatha); iii.65.2; 92.7; 180.12; 181.3; 379.13; 413.10; in Divyāvadāna 48.18; 281.22; 341.27; 558.18 ehibhikṣukayā ābhāṣitaḥ (or °tāḥ; 341.27 mss. ābhāṣya, ger.) ehi bhikṣo cara (eta bhikṣavaś carata) brahmacaryaṃ (omitting tathāgate); also used without quotation of the formula, the instr. °kāye or °kāya (in Mahāvastu; °kayā Divyāvadāna and Avadāna-śataka) being followed by ppp. pravrājito (°taḥ, or °tā = °tāḥ; Mahāvastu adds upasaṃpādito or °tā = °tāḥ) Mahāvastu iii. 376.14; 401.16; 430.14; Divyāvadāna 463.25; Avadāna-śataka ii.113.5; (ayaṃ ca me) caramo bhaviṣyati sākṣāc-chrāvakāṇām ehibhik- ṣukayā pravrajitānām (non-caus.),…of disciples who have become monks through (my saying) the ehibhikṣukā formula, Avadāna-śataka i.230.16.

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

Ehibhikṣukā (एहिभिक्षुका):—[from ehi] f. the call ehi bhikṣo, ‘come, monk!’, [Divyāvadāna]

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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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