Hitakara, Hita-kara: 7 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

hitakara : (adj.) doing what is beneficial.

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

Hitakara refers to: a benefactor Mhvs 4, 65. Hinati (hi, hinoti) to send; only in cpd. pahiṇati. (Page 731)

Note: hitakara is a Pali compound consisting of the words hita and kara.

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hitakara (हितकर).—a.

1) doing a kind act or service, friendly, favourable.

2) useful, rendering a service, serviceable; मूषिका गृहजाताप हन्तव्या साप- कारिणी । उपप्रदानैर्मार्जारो हितकृत् प्रार्थ्यते जनैः (mūṣikā gṛhajātāpa hantavyā sāpa- kāriṇī | upapradānairmārjāro hitakṛt prārthyate janaiḥ) || Pt.1.95.

3) beneficial, doing good; दग्धानां किल वह्निना हितकरः सेकोऽपि तस्योद्भवः (dagdhānāṃ kila vahninā hitakaraḥ seko'pi tasyodbhavaḥ) Pt.1.371.

-raḥ a friend, benefactor; नरपति- हितकर्ता द्वेष्यतां याति लोके (narapati- hitakartā dveṣyatāṃ yāti loke) Pt.1.131; पण्डितोऽपि वरं शत्रुर्न मूर्खो हितकारकः (paṇḍito'pi varaṃ śatrurna mūrkho hitakārakaḥ) 417.

Hitakara is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hita and kara (कर). See also (synonyms): hitakartṛ, hitakṛt, hitakāraka.

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

Hitakara (हितकर).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rī-raṃ) Friendly, kind, favourable. m.

(-raḥ) A benefactor. E. hita, kara who makes.

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

Hitakara (हितकर).—[hita-kara], I. adj. Kind, favourable. Ii. m. A benefactor.

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

Hitakara (हितकर).—[adjective] doing well.

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

Hitakara (हितकर):—[=hita-kara] [from hita] mfn. doing a service, furthering the interests of ([genitive case]), favourable, useful, a benefactor, [Rāmāyaṇa; Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

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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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