Goshthika, Goṣṭhika: 6 definitions
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 (?).
India history and geography
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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Languages of India and abroad
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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See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Goshthikalyana, Goshthikatha.
Ends with: Dharmasthana-goshthika, Panagoshthika, Urdhvagoshthika.
Full-text: Gaushthika, Dharmasthana-goshthika, Dharma-sthana.
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