Pathaka, Pāṭhaka, Paṭhaka: 18 definitions

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Pathaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, Marathi, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pathak.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of 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).

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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 geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

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.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

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

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's 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)

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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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

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 Puraṇs 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 Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

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.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical 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) || Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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) Mahābhārata (Bombay) 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara 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: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paṭhaka (पठक).—[paṭh + aka], m. A reader, Mahābhārata 3, 17395.

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Pāṭhaka (पाठक).—i. e. paṭh + aka, m. 1. A student, one who is conversant with a science, [Pañcatantra] 165, 2. 2. A preceptor.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Paṭhaka (पठक).—[masculine] reader, reciter.

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Pāṭhaka (पाठक).—[masculine] reciter, reader, student, scholar, teacher.

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

1) Paṭhaka (पठक):—[from paṭh] m. a reader, reciter.

2) Pathaka (पथक):—[from path] mfn. knowing the way, a guide, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) [v.s. ...] m. or n. a district, canton, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Pāṭhaka (पाठक):—[from pāṭha] m. a reciter, reader (f(ikā). , [Pāṇini 4-1, 4 [Scholiast or Commentator]])

5) [v.s. ...] a student, pupil, [Catalogue(s)]

6) [v.s. ...] a scholar, lecturer, preceptor, teacher (cf. dharma-, nakṣatra-, smṛti-), [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata; Pañcatantra]

7) [v.s. ...] a public reciter of the Purāṇas or other sacred works, [Horace H. Wilson]

8) [v.s. ...] a Paṇḍit who declares what is the law or custom according to the scriptures, [ib.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāṭhaka (पाठक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A lecturer; a spiritual preceptor; a student.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Pāṭhaka (पाठक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Paḍhaga, Paḍhāvaa, Pāḍhaga, Pāḍhāvaa.

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Pathaka 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pāṭhaka (पाठक) [Also spelled pathak]:—(nm) a reader; a subcaste of the Brahmans.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pathaka (ಪಥಕ):—

1) [noun] a unit or division of an army.

2) [noun] a group of persons.

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Pāṭhaka (ಪಾಠಕ):—

1) [noun] a man whose duty is to pronounce loudly the titles of a king.

2) [noun] a man who reads, esp. regularly; a reader.

3) [noun] a male teacher.

4) [noun] a man who interprets vedas.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Pāṭhaka (पाठक):—n. 1. reader; student or pupil; spiritual preceptor; 2. teacher; story-teller; 3. a Brahmin caste;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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