Maushtika, Mauṣṭika: 8 definitions
Maushtika means something in 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.
The Sanskrit term Mauṣṭika can be transliterated into English as Maustika or Maushtika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Dhanurveda (science of warfare)Source: Wisdom Library: Dhanurveda
Mauṣṭika (मौष्टिक) refers to a kind of weapon. It is a Sanskrit word defined in the Dhanurveda-saṃhitā, which contains a list of no less than 117 weapons. The Dhanurveda-saṃhitā is said to have been composed by the sage Vasiṣṭha, who in turn transmitted it trough a tradition of sages, which can eventually be traced to Śiva and Brahmā.
Dhanurveda (धनुर्वेद) refers to the “knowledge of warfare” and, as an upaveda, is associated with the Ṛgveda. It contains instructions on warfare, archery and ancient Indian martial arts, dating back to the 2nd-3rd millennium BCE.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) A rogue, cheat, sharper.
2) A goldsmith.
Derivable forms: mauṣṭikaḥ (मौष्टिकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Mauṣṭika (मौष्टिक).—see muṣṭika.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A rogue, a swindler.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Mauṣṭika (मौष्टिक):—[from mauṣṭā] m. a cheat, rogue, sharper, [Buddhist literature]
2) [v.s. ...] a goldsmith, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Mauṣṭika (मौष्टिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Muṭṭhia.
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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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Nitiprakasika (Critical Analysis) (by S. Anusha)
Mauṣṭika (Fist Sword, Dagger) < [Chapter 3]
Sarga V: Amuktāyudha-nirūpaṇa (51 Verses) < [Chapter 2]
Sarga II: Dhanurveda-viveka-kathana (64 Verses) < [Chapter 2]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)