Mahika, aka: Mahikā, Māhika; 7 Definition(s)
Mahika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
Māhika (माहिक).—A place of habitation of ancient India. (Śloka 46, Chapter 9, Bhīṣma Parva).Source: archive.org: Puranic Encyclopedia
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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
Languages of India and abroad
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
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.
1) Frost, mist.
2) The earth.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mahikā (महिका).—(Sanskrit mahikā, cold, in °kāṃśu: compare mihikā, mist, Schmidt, Nachträge; Pali mahikā, AMg. mahiyā, defined in both mgs.), mist, fog: Mvy 1872 = Tibetan khug rna; 7158 = Tibetan na bun rmugs pa; Dharmas 34.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
(-kā) Frost, mist. E. mah to worship, aff. kvan, fem. form; more commonly mihikā .Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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.
Ends with: Paitamahika.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
Vinaya Pitaka (3): Khandhaka (by I. B. Horner)
The Markandeya Purana (by Frederick Eden Pargiter)