Pasaka, Pāsaka, Pāśaka, Pashaka: 9 definitions



Pasaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Hindi. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pāśaka can be transliterated into English as Pasaka or Pashaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pāsaka : (nt.) a sling; a snare; a button hole. (m.) a die; a throw.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

1) Pāsaka, 3 lintel Vin. II, 120=148 (see Vin. Texts III, 144). (Page 456)

2) Pāsaka, 2 (fr. pāsa2) a throw, a die J. VI, 281. (Page 456)

3) Pāsaka, 1 (fr. pāsa1) a bow, for the dress Vin. II, 136; for the hair Th. 2, 411 (if Morris, J. P. T. S. 1893, 45, 46, is right to be corr. fr. pasāda). (Page 456)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāśaka (पाशक).—

1) A die, dice.

2) (At the end of comp.) A snare, trap; as in कण्ठ° (kaṇṭha°) &c.

Derivable forms: pāśakaḥ (पाशकः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāśaka (पाशक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A dice, particularly the long sort used in playing Chaupai. E. paśa to bind, ṇvul aff.

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Pāṣaka (पाषक).—m.

(-kaḥ) An ornament for the feet. E. paṣa to bind aff. ṇvul .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pāśaka (पाशक):—[from pāśa] m. a snare, trap, noose (ifc.; cf. kaṇṭha-, daṇḍa-)

2) [v.s. ...] a die, [Hemacandra’s Pariśiṣṭaparvan]

3) Pāṣaka (पाषक):—m. an ornament for the feet, [Brahma-purāṇa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Pāśaka (पाशक):—

1) am Ende eines comp. von pāśa Schlinge; s. kaṇṭha (vgl. u. kalāpa), daṇḍa, paśu . —

2) m. Würfel [Amarakoṣa 2, 10, 45.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 486.]

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Pāṣaka (पाषक):—m. ein best. Fussschmuck [Śabdakalpadruma] ratnapāṣakaṣaṭkaiśca virājitapadāṅgulaiḥ [BRAHMAVAIV. Pāṇini’s acht Bücher] [ŚRĪKṚṢṆAJANMAKH. 4.] [Śabdakalpadruma]

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Pāśaka (पाशक):—

1) valīvalaya Schlinge [Kathāsaritsāgara 123, 61.]

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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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