Lasika, aka: Lasikā, Lāsikā, Lasīkā, Lāsika; 5 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Lasikā (लसिका, “synovial fluid”) refers to one of the thirty-substances of the human body according to the Visuddhimagga, as mentioned in an appendix of the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 32-34. The Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra mentions thirty-six substances [viz., lasikā]; the Sanskrit sources of both the Lesser and the Greater Vehicles, physical substances are 26 in number while the Pāli suttas list thirty-once substances.

Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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lasikā : (f.) synovic fluid.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Lasikā, (f.) (cp. Sk. *lasikā) the fluid which lubricates the joints, synovic fluid Vin. I, 202; D. II, 293; M. III, 90; S. IV, 111; Sn. 196; J. I, 146; Miln. 382. In detail at Vism. 264, 362; VbhA. 247. (Page 582)

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Lāsikā, (f.) (fr. las) a dancer, Miln. 331. (Page 583)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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-English dictionary

Lasikā (लसिका).—Spittle, saliva.

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Lasīkā (लसीका).—

1) Saliva.

2) Pus, matter.

3) The juice of the sugar-cane.

4) Lymph.

5) A tendon, muscle.

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Lāsika (लासिक).—a. Dancing; सविलासलासिकविलासिनीजनः (savilāsalāsikavilāsinījanaḥ) Śi.13.66.

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Lāsikā (लासिका).—

1) A female dancer.

2) A harlot, wanton or unchaste woman.

3) A kind of dramatic performance.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Lasikā (लसिका).—f.

(-kā) Saliva, spittle. E. ras to taste, &c., aff. vun, ra changed to la .

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Lasīkā (लसीका).—f.

(-kā) 1. Spittle. 2. Pus, matter. 3. Lymph. 4. The juice of the sugarcane.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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