Paika, Pāīka: 4 definitions

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Paika means something in the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey (h)

Paika refers to ancient class of warriors, as defined according to ancient Indian martial arts (dhanurveda).—The Paikas of Odisha were fierce warriors who developed a particular martial technique called the paika ākhādā.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pāikā.—(IE 8-5; EI 29), Od8iyā; also called pāikāli; same as padāti-jīvya. Note: pāikā is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pāīka (पाईक).—m ( P pāyika or pādika S) A petty officer in villages, a sort of Beadle. 2 (Esp. in poetry.) An armed attendant; a messenger, courier, peon. Ex. āmhī rāmācē pā0 āmacā śrī- rāma nāīka; Pr. naū pāyaka dāhavā nāyaka.

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paikā (पैका).—m Money. 2 The fourth part of a rūkā or twelfth part of a śivarāī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

pāīka (पाईक).—m A petty officer in villages, a sort of Beadle. An armed attendant; a messenger, courier.

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paikā (पैका).—m Money.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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