Pishacaka, Pisācaka, Piśācaka, Pisacaka: 8 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Pishacaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Piśācaka can be transliterated into English as Pisacaka or Pishacaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Pishachaka.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Pishacaka in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Piśācaka (पिशाचक).—A mountain south of the Mānasa;1 abode of Kubera.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 36. 24.
  • 2) Ib. 39. 57; 42. 31.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pishacaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pisācaka : (m.) goblin or sprite.

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

Pisācaka, =pisāca, only in cpd. paṃsu° mud-sprite J. IV, 380, 496; DA. I, 287; DhA. II, 26. (Page 461)

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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

[«previous next»] — Pishacaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Piśācaka (पिशाचक).—[piśāca + ka], 1. m. A fiend. 2. f. cikā, A female demon.

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

Piśācaka (पिशाचक).—[feminine] ī the same.

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

1) Piśācaka (पिशाचक):—[from piś] mf(ikā)n. = piśāce kuśalaḥ [gana] ākarṣādi

2) [v.s. ...] m. a Piśāca, [Mahābhārata; Varāha-mihira] etc.

3) [from piś] (sc. = piśāca-bh, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Pishacaka 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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