Mimamsaka, Mīmāṃsaka: 13 definitions


Mimamsaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit. 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 Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक) refers to “philosopher; one who adheres to the mīmāṃsā philosophical doctrine. It usually refers to those who follow the karma-mīmāṃsā of Jaiminī”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).

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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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In Jainism

Jain philosophy

Source: archive.org: Anekanta Jaya Pataka of Haribhadra Suri

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक) refers to a “follower of Mīmāṃsā” (a system of philosophy also known as Pūrva-mīmāṃsā, Karma-mīmāṃsā and Adhvara-mīmāṃsā”, as used in the Anekāntajayapatākā-prakaraṇa, a Śvetāmbara Jain philosophical work written by Haribhadra Sūri.—[Cf. Vol. I, P. 13, l. 29]—The Mīmāṃsakas consider as an authority only the Vedas which are earlier (pūrvavartin) than the Upaniṣads Hence they are known as Pūrva-mīmāṃsakas.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mimamsaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक).—[mān vicāre svārthe san ṇvul]

1) One who investigates or inquires into, an investigator, examiner.

2) A follower of the system of philosophy called मीमांसा (mīmāṃsā), q. v. below.

Derivable forms: mīmāṃsakaḥ (मीमांसकः).

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

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A Mimansaka, a follower of the Mimansa phi losophy. 2. An examiner. E. mīmāṃsā the doctrine so termed, and vun aff.

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

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक).—i. e. mīmāṃsā + aka, m. A follower of the Pūrva- Mīmāṃsā philosophy.

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

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक).—[masculine] examiner (—°); follower of the Mimansa system (cf seq.).

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

1) Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक):—m. ([from] [Desiderative] of √man) as examiner, investigator, prover (cf. kāvya-m)

2) a, follower of the Mīmāṃsā system (See below), [Taittirīya-prātiśākhya; Śaṃkarācārya]

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

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A follower of the Mīmāṃsā system.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Mīmāṃsaka (मीमांसक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vīmaṃsaya.

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Mimamsaka in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Mimamsaka in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Mīmāṃsaka (ಮೀಮಾಂಸಕ):—[noun] = ಮೀಮಾಂಸಕಾರ [mimamsakara].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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