Gonika, Goṇikā: 4 definitions


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

Goṇikā (गोणिका).—(also spelled gonikā, Sukhāvatīvyūha 67.6; compare Pali goṇaka, also gonaka, woolen cover with long fleece [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]; Sanskrit goṇī = carmamayam āchādanam, Schmidt, Nachtr.; Gaṇapati Sastri uses śayyāstaraṇa-goṇikādiḥ as a gloss on parivāpaḥ Kauṭ. Arth. i, 12th prakaraṇa, line 3), coverlet, blanket: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 75.7 (gorathakān…) tūlikā-goṇikā- staraṇān; Mahāvastu ii.115.16 (paryaṅkā, read °kāṃ, °kān, or °kāni, mss. °kaṃ…) ṣoḍaśa-goṇikāstṛtāṃ; iii.70.1 paryaṅ- kāni…ṣoḍaśagoṇikāstaraṇāni (Senart em. lomaśa- for ṣoḍaśa, which is confirmed by prec.; mss. °śoṇikā°); Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 488.20 (āsanaṃ…) goṇikāstīrṇaṃ; Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 22.5 goṇi- kāstṛte paryaṅke niṣaṇṇam; Sukhāvatīvyūha 67.6 paryaṅkaḥ… anekagonikāstīrṇas; Śikṣāsamuccaya 208.11 -goṇikāstaraṇa-.

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Gonikā (गोनिका).—q.v.

Gonikā can also be spelled as Goṇikā (गोणिका).

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

1) Goṇikā (गोणिका):—[from goṇa] f. (in Pāli goṇaka) a kind of woollen cloth, [Saddharma-puṇḍarīka iii.]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of the mother of Patañjali, [Indian Wisdom, by Sir M. Monier-Williams 167].

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Gonika 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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