Pancabhautika, aka: Pāñcabhautika, Panca-bhautika; 4 Definition(s)

Introduction

Pancabhautika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchabhautika.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Pancabhautika in Buddhism glossaries]

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक) or simply Bhautika refers to the “five qualities” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 40):

  1. rūpa (form),
  2. śabda (sound),
  3. gandha (smell),
  4. rasa (taste),
  5. sparśa (tangible).

It can also be spelled as Pañcabhautika. The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pāñca-bhautika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[Pancabhautika in Marathi glossaries]

pāñcabhautika (पांचभौतिक).—a S Composed of the five elements, material.

(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pāñcabhautika (पांचभौतिक).—a Composed of the five ele- ments, material.

(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
context information

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Pancabhautika in Sanskrit glossaries]

Pāñcabhautika (पाञ्चभौतिक).—a. (- f.) Composed of the five elements or containing them; पाञ्चभौतिकी सृष्टिः (pāñcabhautikī sṛṣṭiḥ) Mv.6; Y.3.175.

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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