Madhyamaka, aka: Madhyamika, Madhyamikā, Mādhyamaka, Mādhyamika; 4 Definition(s)


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India history and geogprahy

Mādhyamikā (माध्यमिका).—Barli Pillar inscription mentions an inhabitant of Majhimikā (Ski. Mādhyamikā). Majhimikā may safely correspond to modern Nagari in the Chitorgarh district in Rajasthan. The attribute śāli-mālinī in the Barli Pillar inscription possibly refers to the rice-fields that surrounded the town. At Mādhyamikā, as we find in the Mahābhārta, the people known as Vāṭadhanas had a settlement there.

Source: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions
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Madhyamaka (मध्यमक).—a. (-mikā f.)

1) Middle, middle-most.

2) Common (property &c.).

-kam The interior of anything.

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Madhyamikā (मध्यमिका).—A girl arrived at puberty, a marriageable woman.

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Mādhyamaka (माध्यमक).—a. (-mikā f.) [mādhyamika] a. (- f.) Middle, central.

-kāḥ (m. pl.)

1) Name of a people or their country in the central part of India.

2) Name of a Buddhist school; भगवत्पूज्यपादाश्च शुष्कतर्कपटूनमून् । आहुर्माध्यमिकान् भ्रान्तानचिन्त्येऽस्मिन् सदात्मनि (bhagavatpūjyapādāśca śuṣkatarkapaṭūnamūn | āhurmādhyamikān bhrāntānacintye'smin sadātmani) || Pañchadaśī 2.3.

See also (synonyms): mādhyamika.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Madhyamikā (मध्यमिका).—f.

(-kā) A girl arrived at puberty, one in whom menstruation has commenced. E. madhyamā, kan added, in the fem. form.

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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