Lakaka, Lākāka: 1 definition


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lākāka (लाकाक).—a. (- f.) [लोके विदितः प्रसिद्धो हितो वा ठण् (loke viditaḥ prasiddho hito vā ṭhaṇ)]

1) Worldly, mundane, terrestrial, earthly.

2) General, common, usual, ordinary, vulgar; लौकिकानां हि साधूनामर्थं वागनुवर्तते (laukikānāṃ hi sādhūnāmarthaṃ vāganuvartate) Uttararāmacarita 1.1.

3) Of every-day life, generally accepted, popular, customary; जायापती लौकिकमेषणीयमार्द्रा- क्षतारोपणमन्वभूताम् (jāyāpatī laukikameṣaṇīyamārdrā- kṣatāropaṇamanvabhūtām) Kumārasambhava 7.88.

4) Temporal, secular (opp. ārṣa or śāstrīya); न पैतृयज्ञियो होमो लौकिकेऽग्नौ विधीयते (na paitṛyajñiyo homo laukike'gnau vidhīyate) Manusmṛti 3. 282.

5) Not sacred, profane (as a word or its sense); वाक्यं द्विविधं वैदिकं लौकिकं च (vākyaṃ dvividhaṃ vaidikaṃ laukikaṃ ca) T. S.; (see Mahābhārata quoted under loka 8).

6) Belonging to the world of; as in ब्रह्मलौकिक (brahmalaukika).

-kāḥ (pl.)

1) Ordinary men, men of the world.

2) The human race, mankind.

-kam Any general or worldly custom.

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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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