Mahika, aka: Mahikā; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

Mahika means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Pali

mahikā : (f.) the frost.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Mahikā, (f.) (cp. *Sk. mahikā) fog, frost, cold (=himaṃ DhsA. 317) Vin. II, 295=Miln. 273; Sn. 669; Miln. 299; VvA. 134 (fog).—As mahiyā at A. II, 53. (Page 527)

(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.

General definition (in Buddhism)

Mahikā (महिका, “frosty”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., mahikā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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