Gamika, Gāmika: 7 definitions

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Gamika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Father of the nun Mahatissa. Dpv.xviii.39.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

gamika : (adj.) going away; setting out for a journey. (m.), a traveller. || gāmika (m.), villager.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Gamika, (and gamiya J.I, 87) (adj.) going away, setting out for a journey (opp. āgantuka coming back) appl. to bhikkhus only: Vin.I, 292 (° bhatta food for outgoing bh.); II, 170 (āgantuka°), 211, 265; V, 196; J.VI, 333 (āgantuka°). See also under abhisaṅkhāra. Cp. Av Ś I.87; Divy 50. (Page 245)

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Gāmika, 1. (to gāma) a governor of a village, overseer of a parish Vin.I, 179; A.III, 76, 78, 300 (in series w. raṭṭhika pettanika, senāpatika, pūgagamaṇika).—2. (to gam) adj. going wandering, travelling (-°) J.II, 112. (Page 249)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāmika (गामिक).—a. (At the end of comp.) Going, leading to (as a way); परत्रगामिकस्य ते कृताकृतस्य कर्मणः । न साक्षि आत्मना समो नृणामिहास्ति कश्चन (paratragāmikasya te kṛtākṛtasya karmaṇaḥ | na sākṣi ātmanā samo nṛṇāmihāsti kaścana) || Mb.12.321.53.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Gamika (गमिक).—m. (= Pali id.; opp āgamika, q.v., or āgantuka = Sanskrit id.) (a monk) setting out on a trip: Mahāvyutpatti 8747; Divyāvadāna 50.27 āgantukasya gamikasya glānasya etc., Avadāna-śataka i.87.3 (asti te…vijite) kaścid vihāro yatrāgantukā gamikāś ca bhikṣavo vāsaṃ kalpayiṣyantīti; id. 4; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.84.9.

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

Gāmika (गामिक).—[-gāmika], i. e. gāmin + ka, adj. Leading to, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 106, 7.

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

1) Gamika (गमिक):—[from gam] mfn. being on a journey, travelling, [Divyāvadāna]

2) Gāmika (गामिक):—mfn. ifc. going, leading to (as a way), [Rāmāyaṇa vi, 106, 7.]

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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. 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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