Pathika, Pāṭhikā, Pāthika, Pathikā, Pāṭhika: 14 definitions



Pathika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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 Pathik.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

Pāṭhikā (पाठिका) is another name (synonym) for Pāṭhā, which is a Sanskrit name for the plant Cissampelos pareira (velvetleaf). This synonym was identified by Narahari in his 13th-century Rājanighaṇṭu (verses 6.119-121), which is an Ayurvedic medicinal thesaurus.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

An Ajivaka of Savatthi. He was looked after by a woman of Savatthi who, hearing one day her neighbours praise the Buddha, wished to invite him to her home. Pathika dissuaded her from so doing; but one day, unbeknown to him, she sent her son to invite the Buddha. The boy called at Pathikas hermitage on the way, and the ascetic tried to dissuade him from going. Failing to do so, he told him not to tell the Buddha where to find the house, hoping that thus they would be able to eat themselves all the food prepared for the Buddha. The boy did as he was told, and the next day he and Pathika hid in a room at the back of the house. The Buddha came, and, after the meal, thanked the woman. But when Pathika heard her applaud the Buddhas sermon, he could no longer forbear and rushed forth to abuse her. DhA.i.376ff.

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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

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pathika : (m.) a pedestrian; traveller.

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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

pathika (पथिक).—c S A wayfarer or traveler.

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pāthika (पाथिक).—a S pop. pānthika or pānthīka a Wayfaring; a traveler.

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

pāthika (पाथिक).—a pānthika or pāthīṅka a Wayfaring; a traveller

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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

Pathika (पथिक).—

1) A traveller, way-farer; पथिकवनिताः (pathikavanitāḥ) Me.8; तामाशां पथिकस्तथापि किमपि ध्यायन् पुनर्विक्षते (tāmāśāṃ pathikastathāpi kimapi dhyāyan punarvikṣate) Amaru.99.

2) A guide.

Derivable forms: pathikaḥ (पथिकः).

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Pathikā (पथिका).—A kind of vine with red grapes.

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Pāṭhika (पाठिक).—a. Conformable to the text.

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

Pathika (पथिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kī-kaṃ) Knowing or going on a road. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A traveller, a way-farer. 2. A guide, one who knows the way. E. pathin a road, vun or kan aff.

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

Pathika (पथिक).—i. e. patha + ika, m. A traveller, [Pañcatantra] 245, 4.

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

Pathika (पथिक).—[masculine] traveller, wanderer.

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

1) Pathika (पथिक):—[from path] mf(ā or ī)n. knowing the way, going on a road, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] m. a traveller, wayfarer, guide, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

3) Pathikā (पथिका):—[from pathika > path] f. red grapes, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Pāṭhika (पाठिक):—[from pāṭha] mfn. conformable to the text, [Dāyabhāga]

5) [v.s. ...] (kāyana m. a [patronymic] [also [plural]] [Saṃskārakaustubha])

6) Pāṭhikā (पाठिका):—[from pāṭhika > pāṭha] f. Clypea Hernandifolia, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

7) Pāthika (पाथिक):—[from pātha] m.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

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

Pathika (पथिक):—(von 2. path oder pathi) m. Wanderer, Reisender [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 1, 75.] [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 1, 17.] [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 29.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 493.] [Halāyudha 2, 202.] [Mahābhārata 13, 2298. 2790.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 1, 5, 10.] [Spr. 491. 677.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 41.] [Meghadūta 8.] [Śṛṅgāratilaka 11.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 21, 92. 32, 79. 34, 184. 39, 233.] [Pañcatantra 245, 4.] [Hitopadeśa I, 4.] [Amaruśataka 93.] [Vetālapañcaviṃśati] in [Lassen’s Anthologie 22, 6.] jana [Pañcatantra 104, 7.] saṃtati f. ein Zug Reisender, Reisegesellschaft [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 8, 29.] saṃhati f. dass. [Hārāvalī 138.] sārtha m. dass. [Mṛcchakaṭikā 82, 23.] [Mālavikāgnimitra 67, 19.] pathikī f. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 1, 75.] — Vgl. pāthika, pāthikya .

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Pathikā (पथिका):—(wie eben) f. Weinstock mit röthlichen Trauben (kapiladrākṣā) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Pāṭhika (पाठिक):—(von pāṭha) adj. dem Texte entsprechend [DĀYABH. 127, 4 v. u.]

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Pāṭhikā (पाठिका):—

1) f. zu pāṭhaka; s. das. —

2) dem. von pāṭhā und damit gleichbedeutend [Bhāvaprakāśa im Śabdakalpadruma]

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Pāthika (पाथिक):—m. patron. von pathika gaṇa śivādi zu [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 1, 112.]

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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

Pathika (पथिक) [Also spelled pathik]:—(nm) a traveller, wayfarer; ~[] siding.

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