Nihsargika, Niḥsargika: 1 definition


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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Niḥsargika (निःसर्गिक).—adj. (also naiḥs°; = Pali nissaggiya, there as a group among the pācittiya offenses), involving forfeiture (of a monk's right to share in garments belonging to the order, [Sacred Books of the East] 13.18, note 1); °kāḥ pātayantikā (q.v.) dharmāḥ [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 490.8; °kā pātayantikā (subst., with- out dharma) 11 ff.

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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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