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[«previous next»] — Khakharaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Khakharaka (खखरक).—(where gender is clear only m. noted; = prec. and khakkhara), monk's staff: (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 42.26 (prose) °ka-kamaṇḍalum, compare daṇḍa-kamaṇḍalum 43.8; 91.15 (prose), in a list of monk's belongings, -cīvara-khakharaka- śūcī (read sūcī)-; khakharaka-mudrā 418.11 and 422.4 (both prose); in 471.16 text tadaṅantare khakhavarakaḥ, read khakharakaḥ (hypermetric even then!); 472.8 (verse) khakharakaś ca mahāmudraḥ; in both the last khakharaḥ (or khakkharaḥ) would be metrical(ly) better.

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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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