Hikkara, Hikkāra: 3 definitions


Hikkara means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

Hikkāra, (hik+kāra)=hikkā, VbhA.70. (Page 731)

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Hikkāra (हिक्कार).—m. (onomatopoetic; in Pali said to mean hiccup, compare Pali and Sanskrit hikkā; here seems = hakkāra and associated with that), a sound of applause, joy, or the like: hikkārā (read °ra, m.c., n. pl.) tūryamiśrā samantato vartate (so with mss., m.c.) aho dharmaṃ Mahāvastu i.237.3 (verse); in ii.141.11 (verse) the corrupt mss. seem to indicate hikkāra- kilikilā (see s.v. hakkāra; otherwise Senart); dundubhi- śabdo hikkāranado ca ii.413.20 (verse, meter obscure); others see s.v. hakkāra.

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

Hikkāra (हिक्कार):—[=hiṅ-kāra] [from hiṅ] m. the sound or cry hiṅ (used also in ritual), [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā; Brāhmaṇa; ???];—a tiger (as making a lowing or roaring sound), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] -√kṛ [Parasmaipada] -karoti ([indeclinable participle] -kṛśya; [past participle] -krita), to make the sound hiṅ, [Ṛg-veda; Atharva-veda; Brāhmaṇa; Śiśupāla-vadha]

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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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