Janapadika, Jānapadika: 4 definitions



Janapadika 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

jānapadika : (adj.) belonging to the country; (m.), a rustic. plu. country-folk.

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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

[«previous next»] — Janapadika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jānapadika (जानपदिक).—a. Relating to a country.

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

Jānapadika (जानपदिक).—i. e. jan- pada + ika, adj. Concerning a realm, Mahābhārata 11, 71.

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

Jānapadika (जानपदिक):—[from jānapada > jātṛ] mfn. relating to a country or to its subjects, [xi, 71; xii, 7464 and 12496].

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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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