Ghataka, Ghaṭaka, Ghātaka: 19 definitions


Ghataka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Ghatak.

In Hinduism

Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis

Ghaṭaka (घटक) refers to category of declaration on Brahman and Ātman.—Ghaṭaka-śruti refers to those affirming identity between Atman and Brahman.

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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Ghātaka (घातक) refers to “that which kills (living beings)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “The body of embodied souls attaches to bad Karmas through actions which possess constant exertion and which kill living beings (jantu-ghātaka)”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Ghaṭaka.—a jar (Ep. Ind., Vol. XIV, p. 309). Note: ghaṭaka 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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ghaṭaka : (m. nt.) 1. a small jar; a small water pot. 2. capital of a pillar; 3. a knot of wood. || ghātaka (m.), one who kills, robs, or destroys.

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

Ghātaka, (adj.-°) murdering, destroying, slaughtering Vin.I, 89 (arahanta°), 136 (id.), 168 (id.); II, 194 (manussa°); IV, 260 (tala°) J.IV, 366 (gāma° corā robbers infesting the village); V, 397 (thī°=itthi°); Pug.56 (maccha°).—As noun: (m.) one who slays, an executioner: go° a bull-slaughterer M.I, 244, etc. (see go); cora° an executioner or haṅgman J.III, 41; Pug.56; PvA.5.—(nt.) brigandage, robbery, slaughtering: gāmaghātakaṃ karoti J.I, 200. (Page 257)

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Ghaṭaka, (Dem. of prec.) 1. a small jar (?) Vin.II, 129, 130 (combined w. kataka & sammajjanī); cp. Vin. Texts III, 130.—2. the capital of a pillar J.I, 32 (cp. kumbha). (Page 256)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ghaṭaka (घटक).—(S) A manager between parties; a gobetween or conductor; esp. a negotiator of matrimonial alliances. 2 A manager gen.

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ghaṭakā (घटका).—f (ghaṭikā S) A period of sixty pala or twenty-four minutes. 2 The metal vessel by the sinking of which in water the ghaṭakā is measured. gha0 ghātalēlī asaṇēṃ g. of s. To be in the last agonies. gha0 ghālaṇēṃ To fix the hour (of dying or of any doing). gha0 bharaṇēṃ g. of s. To have one's hour or period full, up, out, expired. gha0 bhara For the present; for a moment.

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ghātaka (घातक) [or की, kī].—a (S) Murderous, mischievous, destructive; deleterious, injurious, baleful, ruinous; that kills or destroys.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ghaṭaka (घटक).—m A manager between parties. A component part, a constituent.

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ghaṭakā (घटका).—f A period of 24 minutes; a vessel to measure time. ghaṭakā ghālaṇēṃ To fix the hour. ghaṭakābhara For the present; for a moment. ghaṭakā bharaṇēṃ Have one's hour full, expired.

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ghātaka (घातक) [or kī, or की].—a Murderous, mischievous, destructive.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ghaṭaka (घटक).—a. [ghaṭayati ghaṭ-ṇic ṇvul]

1) Exerting oneself, striving for; एते सत्पुरुषाः परार्थघटकाः स्वार्थं परित्यज्य ये (ete satpuruṣāḥ parārthaghaṭakāḥ svārthaṃ parityajya ye) Bh. 2.74.

2) Bringing about, accomplishing.

3) Forming a constituent part, constituent, component.

-kaḥ 1 A tree that produces fruit without apparent flowers.

2) A match-maker, an agent who ascertains genealogies and negotiates matrimonial alliances.

3) A genealogist.

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Ghātaka (घातक).—a. [in-ṇic ṇvul] Killing, destroying, a killer, destroyer, murderer &c. Manusmṛti 5.51.

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

Ghaṭaka (घटक).—m., or adj., who or which reveals or expounds: Divyāvadāna 442.1; 523.25 (in cliché cited s.v. udghaṭaka, for which this is substituted); ekānta-ghaṭake śāsane (loc. abs.) Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.237.8.

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Ghāṭaka (घाटक).—(-ghāṭaka) = -ghātaka, in vadhya-gh°, q.v.; compare ghāṭin, and § 2.41.

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

Ghaṭaka (घटक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A tree that produces fruit without apparent flowers. 2. A match-maker, an agent who ascertains or invents genealogies, and negociates matrimonial alliances. 3. A genealogist. E. ghaṭ to endeavour, and ṇic ṇvul aff.

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Ghātaka (घातक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) A murderer, a maimer, &c. E. han as above, with ṇvul aff. hananakarttari.

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Ghaṭaka (घटक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A rule, a doctrine.

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

Ghaṭaka (घटक).—[ghaṭ + aka], adj. Striving, [Bhartṛhari, (ed. Bohlen.)] 2, 66.

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Ghātaka (घातक).—i. e. han, [Causal.], + aka, adj. and s., f. . 1. A murderer, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 51; [Lassen, Anthologia Sanskritica.] 12, 12. 2. Destroying, Mahābhārata 3, 1277.

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

Ghaṭaka (घटक).—[adjective] producing, arranging, procuring; [masculine] & [feminine] ghaṭikā = [preceding] [masculine]

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Ghātaka (घातक).—[feminine] ī = [preceding] [adjective]; [masculine] slayer, murderer.

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

1) Ghaṭaka (घटक):—[from ghaṭ] mfn. accomplishing, [Bhartṛhari ii, 66]

2) [v.s. ...] procuring, [iii, 57] [Scholiast or Commentator]

3) [v.s. ...] ready, skilful, [Divyāvadāna xxx, 143]

4) [v.s. ...] forming a constituent part, [Jaimini i, 1, 5 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

5) [v.s. ...] m. a pot, jar, [Kathāsaritsāgara lvii, 45]

6) [v.s. ...] a genealogist, [Kuladīpikā]

7) [v.s. ...] a match-maker, negotiator of matrimonial alliances, [Religious Thought and Life in India] p.377 (cf. ghaṭa-dāsī)

8) [v.s. ...] a tree that produces fruits without apparent flowers, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

9) Ghāṭaka (घाटक):—[from ghāṭa] mfn. = ṭa See danta-

10) Ghātaka (घातक):—[from ghāta] mf(ī, [Vetāla-pañcaviṃśatikā i, 19/20]; ikā)n. killing, killer, murderer, [Manu-smṛti v, 51; Mahābhārata] etc.

11) [v.s. ...] destroying, ruining, [iii, 1277]

12) [v.s. ...] (See viśvāsa-)

13) [v.s. ...] mf(ī)n. made of the Ghātaka (= Vadhaka) wood, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra ix, 7, 8.]

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

1) Ghaṭaka (घटक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A tree that produces fruit without apparent flowers; a negociator of marriages, a match-maker; a genealogist.

2) Ghātaka (घातक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A murderer.

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

Ghaṭaka (घटक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Ghaḍaga, Ghāyaga, Ghāyaya.

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Ghataka 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Ghaṭaka (घटक) [Also spelled ghatak]:—(nm) a factor, component/constituent/ingredient.

2) Ghātaka (घातक) [Also spelled ghatak]:—(a) lethal; fatal; ruinous; (nm) a killer; murderer.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ghaṭaka (ಘಟಕ):—

1) [adjective] tending to achieve; exerting oneself; striving for; bringing about.

2) [adjective] forming a constituent part; constituent.

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Ghaṭaka (ಘಟಕ):—

1) [noun] a match-making agent whose profession is ascertaining genealogies of two families, negotiating matrimonial alliances, etc.

2) [noun] a person who organises or manages; an organiser.

3) [noun] a unit a) a single person or group, esp. as distinguished from others or as part of a whole; b) a single, distinct part or object, esp. one used for a specific purpose.

4) [noun] an organisation, administration etc. functioning independently without control by others; an autonomous body.

5) [noun] a man who undertakes, tends to undertake adventures; an adventurer.

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Ghātaka (ಘಾತಕ):—

1) [adjective] tending or inclined to strike (another); that strikes; striking.

2) [adjective] that kills; tending to or having a habitual inclination to, kill.

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Ghātaka (ಘಾತಕ):—

1) [noun] a man who kills, slaughters; a killer, murderer; a slaughterer.

2) [noun] a man who inflicts distress (habitually); a wicked man.

3) [noun] a man who is not worthy of trust; a perfidious, treacherous man; a betrayer.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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