Hitakaraka, Hita-karaka, Hitakāraka: 3 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Hitakāraka (हितकारक).—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.

Hitakāraka is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms hita and kāraka (कारक). See also (synonyms): hitakara, hitakartṛ, hitakṛt.

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

Hitakāraka (हितकारक).—[adjective] = hitakara.

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

Hitakāraka (हितकारक):—[=hita-kāraka] [from hita] mfn. = -kara, [Pañcatantra]

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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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