Kathika, Kathikā, Kaṭhikā, Kāthika: 10 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Kathika, (adj.) (-°) (fr. kathā, cp. Sk. kathaka) relating, speaking, conversing about, expounding, in cpds. citta° Th. 2, 449 (cp. citra-kathin); (a) tiracchāna° A. IV, 153; dhamma° J. I, 148; III, 342; IV, 2 (°thera); VI, 255 (mahā°); as noun a preacher, speaker, expounder A. III, 174; Mhvs 14, 64 (mahā°). (Page 184)
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Kathikā, (f.) (fr. last?) agreement Dpvs 19, 22; see katikā. (Page 184)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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1) A narrator.
2) A story-teller.
Derivable forms: kathikaḥ (कथिकः).
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Kāthika (काथिक).—[kathāyāṃ sādhuḥ, kathā-ṭhak] A narrator of stories; also a writer of stories.
Derivable forms: kāthikaḥ (काथिकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Kathika (कथिक).—(m., = Sanskrit Lex. id.; Pali id. only at end of cpds., chiefly in dhammakathika = [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] dharma- kathika, q.v.), speaker, expounder: Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 28.7 (verse) bahu- śrutaḥ kathika-śreṣṭhaḥ.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kā) 1. Chalk. 2. The Tulasi.
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(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) A story-teller by profession, a narrator, a relator. E. kathā a tale, and ṭhak aff.
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(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Belonging to a story, told in it, &c. m.
(-kaḥ) A narrator. E. kathā, and ṭhak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kaṭhikā (कठिका):—[from kaṭh] f. chalk, [Horace H. Wilson] (cf. kaṭhinī.)
2) Kathika (कथिक):—[from kath] mfn. a narrator, relater, story-teller by profession, [Horace H. Wilson]
3) Kāthika (काथिक):—mf(ī)n. ([from] 1. kathā), belonging to a tale, told in a tale, [Horace H. Wilson]
4) knowing stories, [Pāṇini 4-4, 102]
5) m. a narrator of stories, [Horace H. Wilson]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Kaṭhikā (कठिका):—(kā) 1. f. Chalk; Tulasī.
2) Kathika (कथिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A story-teller.
3) Kāthika (काथिक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Belonging to a story. m. A narrator.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
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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.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Kathika (ಕಥಿಕ):—[noun] (masc.) a person who relates a story or account; a sttory-teller; a narrator.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
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