Parthagjanaka, Pārthagjanaka: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Parthagjanaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pārthagjanaka (पार्थग्जनक) or Pārthagjanika.—f. °nakī, °nikī, also prā- thujjanika (influenced by the rare and questionable Sanskrit prathu ? or by some other form of prath-? note u in the Pali), and mss. v.l. prārtha°, adj. (to Sanskrit pṛthagjana, plus -ka, -ika, but partially, at least, a back-formation from MIndic, compare Pali pothujjanika), vulgar, common, characteristic of low people: prāthujjaniko (sc. antaḥ) Mahāvastu iii.331.4, and pārthagjaniko Lalitavistara 416.17 (prose; in Lalitavistara vv.ll. prārthakjanako, prārthajjanako and °iko); (vāg…) pārthagjanakī Daśabhūmikasūtra 24.9; (bhūmau…) pārthagjanikyāṃ (loc. f.) Bodhisattvabhūmi 37.25; pārthagjanikāni karmāṇi Mūla-madhyamaka-kārikā 319.2.

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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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