Pancasatika, Pañcasatikā, Pancashatika: 3 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pancasatika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Panchashatika.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pancasatika in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The name given to the First Council, which was held under the presidency of Maha Kassapa. Five hundred monks took part in it, hence its name. MT.151.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancasatika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcaśatika (पञ्चशतिक):—[=pañca-śatika] [from pañca] mfn. 500 (feet etc.), high, [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

[Sanskrit to German]

Pancasatika 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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