Naityaka: 9 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Naityaka (नैत्यक).—a. (-kī f.),
-naityika a. (-kī f.)
1) Regularly recurring, constantly repeated.
2) To be performed regularly (and not on particular occasions); नैत्यके नास्त्यनध्यायः (naityake nāstyanadhyāyaḥ) Manusmṛti 2.16.
3) Indispensable, constant, obligatory.
-kam The food regularly offered to an idol (naivedya); यक्षिण्या नैत्यकं तत्र प्राश्नीत पुरुषः शुचिः (yakṣiṇyā naityakaṃ tatra prāśnīta puruṣaḥ śuciḥ) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 3.84.15.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Naityaka (नैत्यक).—nt. (compare Pali nicca-bhatta, and Sanskrit naityaka, adj.), food regularly and permanently provided by laymen for monks and nuns: °kam Mahāvyutpatti 5762 = Tibetan rtag re (stag res) ḥkhor, constantly recurring; tayā °ka-samucche- daḥ (suspension of regular provision) kṛtaḥ Avadāna-śataka i.269.12; in Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 23a.2, in a list of kinds of provisions included in atireka (lābha), q.v. (beyond regular piṇḍapāta); context of Mahāvyutpatti 5762 was surely the same.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) Always, constant, indispensable. E. nitya, and vun aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naityaka (नैत्यक).—and naityikaṃ naityika, i. e. nitya + ka or ika, adj. What must be done constantly or regularly (opposed to naimittika), [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 105; 8, 86.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naityaka (नैत्यक).—[adjective] constant, perpetual, regular.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Naityaka (नैत्यक):—[from naitya] mfn. to be always or regularly done (not occasionally; cf. naimittika), constantly repeated, invariable, obligatory, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] n. the food regularly offered to an idol, [Mahābhārata]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Naityaka (नैत्यक):—[(kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) a.] Ever, constant.
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