Lohitika, Lohitikā: 2 definitions


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

Lohitikā (लोहितिका) or Lohitakā.—(compare Pali lohitaṅka), a kind of gem: musāragalvamuktāhi maṇi-lohitakāhi (mss. °kāni) ca Mahāvastu ii.191.5 (verse); °kā-mayānāṃ (chattrāṇāṃ) 302.10; °kā-, in [compound], lists of gems, Divyāvadāna 67.19; 138.3; °kā, separate word, in list of gems, 502.7.

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Lohitikā (लोहितिका).—a kind of gem (also °takā, q.v.; evidently = lohitamuktā, °kti; app. not ruby): in Mahāvastu as one of the standard list of 7 ratna, q.v. (2); otherwise, usually in lists of gems, Mahāvastu ii.275.3; Divyāvadāna 51.25; 115.3; 229.7; 231.18 (°kā-rājir, read as [compound]); Avadāna-śataka i.205.3; Bodhisattvabhūmi 234.2.

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

Lohitīka (लोहितीक):—[from loha] n. a [particular] weight or coin (3 Māṣas), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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