Maitreyaka: 5 definitions

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Maitreyaka (मैत्रेयक).—Name of a mixed tribe; मैत्रेयकं तु वैदेहो माधूकं संप्रसूयते (maitreyakaṃ tu vaideho mādhūkaṃ saṃprasūyate) Ms.1.33.

Derivable forms: maitreyakaḥ (मैत्रेयकः).

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

Maitreyaka (मैत्रेयक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A crier or chaunter of the hours: see the last. E. maitreya, kan added.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Maitreyaka (मैत्रेयक).—[masculine] [Name] of a cert. mixed caste.

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

Maitreyaka (मैत्रेयक):—[from maitra] m. Name of a [particular] mixed caste or degraded tribe (the offspring of a Vaideha and an Ayogavī, whose business is to praise great men and announce the dawn by ringing a bell), [Manu-smṛti x, 33]

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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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