Goshthika, Goṣṭhika: 6 definitions

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Goshthika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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 Goṣṭhika can be transliterated into English as Gosthika or Goshthika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Goṣṭhika.—(EI 4, 24, 33; CII 4), member of a committee or assembly; member of a managing committee; mem- ber of a committee like that of the trustees. Note: goṣṭhika 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 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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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Goṣṭhika (गोष्ठिक).—(once written gau°; not in this sense in Sanskrit, but only as adj., relating to a guild; not in Pali; but = AMg. goṭṭhiya, °iga), m., usually pl., (boon-)companion, member of a friendly group: Mahāvastu iii.375.13 triṃśa(d) goṣṭhikā udyāna- bhūmiṃ nirgatā; id. 15 and 376.1—2 tehi goṣṭhikehi; 376.5, 7, 8; Avadāna-śataka i.93.6; saṃbahulāś ca goṣṭhikā…163.7; °kānāṃ śataṃ nirgataṃ 377.14; ii.53.9 ff. (in 55.9 ms. gauṣṭhika, see Speyer's note); 100.13 ff.; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.78.2. Obscure is Mahāvastu iii.121.9 (verse), in which Śuddhodana addresses the Buddha: purā tuvaṃ goṣṭhika-tūlikāsu…; Senart suggests doubt- fully coussins, divans où on est assis de compagnie (tūlikā, mattress, Sanskrit).

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

Goṣṭhika (गोष्ठिक).—i. e. goṣṭhī + ika, adj. Referring to a company, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 14.

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

Goṣṭhika (गोष्ठिक):—[=go-ṣṭhika] [from go] mfn. relating to an assemblage or society, [Pañcatantra i, 14.]

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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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