Himsaka: 11 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Himsaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Hinsak.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Angulimala.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

hiṃsaka (हिंसक).—a (S) That murders or kills; that destroys life (wrongly). Hence Murderous, savage, ferocious, cruel &c.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

hiṃsaka (हिंसक).—a Murderous, cruel.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hiṃsaka (हिंसक).—a. [hiṃs-ṇvul]

1) Injurious, noxious, hurtful.

2) Hostile.

3) Ferocious, savage.

-kaḥ 1 A savage amimal, a beast of prey.

2) An enemy.

3) A Brāhmaṇa skilled in the Atharvaveda.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Hiṃsaka (हिंसक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Mischievous, malignant, ferocious, savage. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A beast of prey. 2. An enemy. 3. A Brahman, who has studied the At'harva-Veda. E. hisi to injure, vuñ aff.; or hins-ṇvul .

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

Hiṃsaka (हिंसक).—[hiṃs + aka], I. adj. 1. Mischievous, injurious, noxious, Panc. iii. [distich] 106. 2. One who has injured, Panc. i. [distich] 342. Ii. m. 1. A beast of prey. 2. An enemy. 3. A Brāhmaṇa skilled in the Atharva-Veda (cf. hiṃsā).

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

Hiṃsaka (हिंसक).—[adjective] = [preceding] adj.

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

1) Hiṃsaka (हिंसक):—[from hiṃs] mfn. = [preceding] [Yājñavalkya; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] tn. (only [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]) a noxious animal, beast of prey

3) [v.s. ...] an enemy

4) [v.s. ...] a Brāhman skilled in the magical texts of the Atharva-veda (cf. hiṃsā-karman).

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Hiṃsaka (हिंसक):—(wie eben) adj. Andern Leid zufügend, schädigend [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 3, 2, 146.] [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 136.] [Mahābhārata 14, 2834.] [Spr. (II) 4737, v. l. 7390.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1348.] [Hemacandra] [Yogaśāstra 2, 49.] bhartṛ [Yājñavalkya’s Gesetzbuch 3, 298. fg.] prāṇi [Spr. (II) 3305.] mṛga [Oxforder Handschriften 22,a,14.] kula [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 32, 20.] a [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 45.] [Mahābhārata 3, 13835. 7, 6049. 12, 12715.] [Rāmāyaṇa 2, 109, 35 (118, 31 Gorresio).] sakhya [7, 33, 18.] hiṃsaka m. = hiṃsrapaśu, atharvavidbrāhmaṇa und śatru [Śabdaratnāvalī im Śabdakalpadruma] — Vgl. haiṃsakāyana .

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Hiṃsaka (हिंसक) [Also spelled hinsak]:—(a) violent (person); ferocious, fierce; (nm) a murderer, killer; -[jaṃtu/paśu] ferocious beast/animal; hence ~[] (nf).

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