Ghosaka, Ghoshaka, Ghoṣaka: 11 definitions


Ghosaka 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.

The Sanskrit term Ghoṣaka can be transliterated into English as Ghosaka or Ghoshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

Ghosaka (घोसक) (in Sanskrit Ghoṣila) and the 500 ascetics of the Himavat whom he maintained had gone to Śrāvastī to invite the Buddha. When the latter accepted their invitation, they built dwellings at Kauśāmbī to receive him and his monks. The construction of Ghoṣila was called Ghoṣilārāma, in Pāli, Ghositārārma. Cf. Dhammapadaṭṭha, I, p. 207–208; Papañca, II, p. 390.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ghosaka : (m.) one who shouts or proclaims.

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

Ghosaka, (adj.) sounding, proclaiming, shouting out (-°), in dhamma° praising the Law J.II, 286; Satthu guṇa° sounding the praise of the Master DhA.III, 114. As n. Name of a deva (Gh. devaputta) DhA.I, 173. (Page 258)

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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

Ghoṣaka (घोषक).—[ghoṣa svārthe ka] A crier, proclaimer.

Derivable forms: ghoṣakaḥ (घोषकः).

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

Ghoṣaka (घोषक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A cryer, a proclaimer. 2. G'hosha, described as a creeking plant, (Luffa pentangula, &c.) E. kan added to the preceding.

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

Ghoṣaka (घोषक).—i. e. ghuṣ + aka, m. A bell-man, [Kathāsaritsāgara, (ed. Brockhaus.)] 24, 60.

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

1) Ghoṣaka (घोषक):—[from ghuṣ] m. ifc. a crier, proclaimer (e.g. paṭaha-, q.v.)

2) [v.s. ...] the creeping plant Luffa foetida or a similar plant, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ghoṣaka (घोषक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Ghosha plant. f. A cryer; a fennel.

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Ghosaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ghōṣaka (ಘೋಷಕ):—[noun] a man who proclaims, announces (publicly); a herald.

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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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