Kathika, Kathikā, Kaṭhikā, Kāthika: 10 definitions


Kathika 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: 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)

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaṭhikā (कठिका).—Chalk.

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Kathika (कथिक).—

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

Kaṭhikā (कठिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. Chalk. 2. The Tulasi.

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Kathika (कथिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) A story-teller by profession, a narrator, a relator. E. kathā a tale, and ṭhak aff.

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Kāthika (काथिक).—mfn.

(-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)

Kathikā (कथिका) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Kahiyā, Kāhiya.

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Kathika in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Kathika (ಕಥಿಕ):—[noun] (masc.) a person who relates a story or account; a sttory-teller; a narrator.

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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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