Payaka, Pāyaka: 10 definitions


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

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pāyaka : (adj.) one who makes suck or drink.

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

Pāyaka, (-°) (fr. to drink) drinking J. I, 252 (vāruṇi°) (Page 454)

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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

pāyaka (पायक).—& pāyakī See pāīka & pāikī.

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pāyakā (पायका).—m Commonly pāvakā.

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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

Pāyaka (पायक).—a. Drinking.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pāyaka (पायक).—adj. or subst. m. (Sanskrit drinking, drinker), (1) drinking, with implication of purpose (see -pāya, and § 22.3): pānīyaṃ pāyako Mahāvastu iii.29.11, to drink water; (2) young (of an animal), orig. presumably ‘drinker’, suckling: yathā āraṇyakaṃ nāgaṃ pṛṣṭhato 'nveti pāyako Mahāvastu iii.459.21 (verse); meaning confirmed by same line in Pali, Jātaka (Pali) v.259.21…poto anveti pacchato (pota = pāyaka).

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

Pāyaka (पायक).—[feminine] yikā drinking ([genetive] or —°).

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

Pāyaka (पायक):—[from pāya] mf(ikā)n. drinking (with [genitive case] [Kāśikā-vṛtti on Pāṇini 2-3, 70]; cf. taila-).

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Payaka 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pāyaka (ಪಾಯಕ):—[noun] a soldier belonging to the infantry division of a military force; a foot soldier.

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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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