Laishika, Laiśika: 3 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Laiśika can be transliterated into English as Laisika or Laishika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Laiśika (लैशिक).—(With Buddhists) A particular offence of a monk.

Derivable forms: laiśikam (लैशिकम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Laiśika (लैशिक).—adj. or subst. nt. (from leśa), lit. concerning a trifling thing: Mahāvyutpatti 8377, the saṃghāvaśeṣa sin of accusing a monk of a pārājika sin on the basis of some trifling matter but afterwards repenting and confessing; compare [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins]. 482.1 ff. (2 leśamātraṃ dharmam); Tibetan bag tsam pa, trifle. Pali lesa interpreted only as trick, [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]; but compare Childers. The corresp. Pali is Vin. iii.168.1 ff. (with lesamattaṃ).

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

Laiśika (लैशिक):—n. the offence of a monk who taking advantage of an apparent transgression committed by a fellow monk wrongfully accuses him of it, [Buddhist literature]

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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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