Gathaka, Gāthaka: 9 definitions


Gathaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Gāthaka, (demin. of gāthā)=gāthā, in ekaṃ me gāhi gāthakaṃ “sing to me only one little verse” J.III, 507. (Page 248)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Gāthaka (गाथक).—See under गै (gai) .

See also (synonyms): gātha.

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Gāthaka (गाथक).—[gai-thakan]

1) A musician, singer; समस्ता गाथकगणाः पार्थिवस्पर्धितां ययुः (samastā gāthakagaṇāḥ pārthivaspardhitāṃ yayuḥ) Rāj. T.7.933.

2) A chanter of sacred poems or Purāṇas; क्वणद्भिरलिगाथकै (kvaṇadbhiraligāthakai) Bhaṭṭikāvya 6.84.

Derivable forms: gāthakaḥ (गाथकः).

See also (synonyms): gāthika.

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

Gāthaka (गाथक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A musician, a singer. 2. A chaunter of the Puranas or sacred poems. E. gai to sing. sthakan aff.

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

Gāthaka (गाथक).—[masculine] singer; [feminine] gāthikā song, verse.

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

Gāthaka (गाथक):—[from ] m. ([Pāṇini 3-1, 146]) a singer (chanter of the Purāṇas), [Pāṇini 1-1, 34; Kāśikā-vṛtti; Rājataraṅgiṇī vii, 934]

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

Gāthaka (गाथक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A musician, a singer; a chanter of sacred verse.

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

Gāthaka (गाथक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Gāira.

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Gathaka 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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