Guliika, aka: Guḷikā, Guḷika, Gulika, Gulikā; 5 Definition(s)

Introduction

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The Sanskrit terms Guḷikā and Guḷika can be transliterated into English as Gulika or Guliika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana

[Guliika in Purana glossaries]

Gulika (गुलिक).—A hunter who was given mokṣa by the sage Uttaṅga. This hunter once made an attempt to steal the gold plates on the roof of the Viṣṇu temple at the palace of Sauvīra. Uttaṅga was present at the temple then and, Gulika tried to kill the sage. The sage cursed him and killed him. Taking pity on him later Uttaṅga sprinkled some water from the river Gaṅgā, on him and the hunter attained Vaikuṇṭha. (Nāradīya Purāna).

(Source): archive.org: Puranic Encyclopaedia

Gulika (गुलिक).—A Nāga.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 20. 54.
(Source): Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Guliika in Pali glossaries]

guḷikā : (f.) a pill.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Guḷika, (adj.) (to guḷa3=guṇa, cp. also guṇaka) like a chain, or having a chain, (nt. & f.) a cluster, a chain in maṇi° a string of jewels, a pearl necklace J.III, 184 (v. l. BB for °guḷa); IV, 256; Vism.285 (+muttā-guḷikā). (Page 253)

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Guḷikā, (f.) (to guḷa1; cp. Sk. guṭikā pill, guṇikā tumour) a little ball S.V, 462 (satta-kolaṭṭhi-mattiyo guḷikā, pl.); Th.2, 498 (kolaṭṭhimatta g° balls of the size of a jujube), cp. ThA.289. (Page 253)

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

[Guliika in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gulika (गुलिक).—

1) Name of a minor planet (The son of Saturn).

2) Having a poisoned weapon (= hunter),

3) Name of a country.

4) A quarter-elephant; गुलिको मन्दतनये रस- बद्धास्त्रदेशयोः । दिङ्नागे (guliko mandatanaye rasa- baddhāstradeśayoḥ | diṅnāge) ...... Nm.

Derivable forms: gulikaḥ (गुलिकः).

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Gulikā (गुलिका).—

1) A ball; त्वद्गुच्छावलिमौक्तिकानि गुलिकास्तं राजहंसं विभोः (tvadgucchāvalimauktikāni gulikāstaṃ rājahaṃsaṃ vibhoḥ) N.3.127; a bead; वैढूर्यगुलिकाचितम् (vaiḍhūryagulikācitam) Rām.3.64. 44.

2) A pearl.

3) A bullet; एकापि गुलिका तत्र नलिका- यन्त्रनिर्गता (ekāpi gulikā tatra nalikā- yantranirgatā) Śiva. B.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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