Pathaka, aka: Pāṭhaka, Paṭhaka; 8 Definition(s)

Introduction

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

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Pāṭhaka (पाठक).—Or उदयंकरपाठक (udayaṃkarapāṭhaka) name of a scholar of Sanskrit Grammar who wrote an independent work on Paribhaasaas and commentaries on the ParibhaaSendusekhara and Laghu-5abdendusekhara. See उदयंकर (udayaṃkara) and परिभाषाप्रदीपार्चिस् (paribhāṣāpradīpārcis).

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar
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Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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India history and geogprahy

Pathaka.—(IE 8-4; EI 4, 23, 27; CII 3, 4; LP), a group of villages; a territorial division like a Parganā of later days. Note: pathaka is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary
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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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pāṭhaka : (adj.) reciter; one who reads.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Pāṭhaka, (-°) (fr. pāṭha) reciter; one who knows, expert Nd1 382 (nakkhatta°); J. I, 455 (asi-lakkhaṇa°); II, 21 (aṅgavijjā°), 250 (id.); V, 211 (lakkhaṇa° fortune-teller, wise man). (Page 451)

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

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pathaka (पथक).—n m (Usually pataka) A body of horse.

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pāṭhaka (पाठक).—m (S) A lecturer, a public reader of the Puran̤s or other sacred books; or a Panḍit who declares the law or custom according to the Shastra. 2 A spiritual preceptor. 3 A title of Brahmans.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

pathaka (पथक).—n m A body of horse.

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pathaka (पथक).—n m (Usually pataka) A body of horse.

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pāṭhaka (पाठक).—m A lecturer. A spiritual preceptor.

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

Paṭhaka (पठक).—A reader, reciter; a student; पठकाः पाठकाश्चैव ये चान्ये शास्त्रचिन्तकाः । सर्वे व्यसनिनो मूर्खा यः क्रियावान् स पण्डितः (paṭhakāḥ pāṭhakāścaiva ye cānye śāstracintakāḥ | sarve vyasanino mūrkhā yaḥ kriyāvān sa paṇḍitaḥ) || Mb.3.313.1.

Derivable forms: paṭhakaḥ (पठकः).

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Pathaka (पथक).—A guide, one knowing the way.

-kaḥ, -kam A district, canton.

Derivable forms: pathakaḥ (पथकः).

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Pāṭhaka (पाठक).—[paṭh-ṇvul]

1) A teacher, lecturer, preceptor. पठकाः पाठकाश्चैव ये चान्ये शास्त्रचिन्तकाः । सर्वे व्यसनिनो मूर्खा यः क्रियावान् स पण्डितः (paṭhakāḥ pāṭhakāścaiva ye cānye śāstracintakāḥ | sarve vyasanino mūrkhā yaḥ kriyāvān sa paṇḍitaḥ) Mb.3.313.11.

2) A public reader of the Purāṇas or other sacred books.

3) A spiritual teacher.

4) A pupil, student, scholar.

5) The text of a book.

Derivable forms: pāṭhakaḥ (पाठकः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāṭhaka (पाठक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A lecturer, a public reader of the Puranas or other sacred works, or a Pandit who declares what is the law or custom according to the scriptures. 2. A spiritual preceptor. 3. A reader, a student. E. paṭh to read, ṇvul aff., or paṭha, causal v. vun aff.

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