Pithaka, Pīṭhaka: 10 definitions



Pithaka 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pīṭhaka : (nt.) a small chair or bench.

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

Pīṭhaka, (fr. pīṭha) a chair, stool VvA. 8, 124. See also palāla°. (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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pīṭhaka (पीठक).—A seat; हस्तिनां पीठकानां च गर्दभानां तथैव च (hastināṃ pīṭhakānāṃ ca gardabhānāṃ tathaiva ca) Mb.1.84.21 (com. pīṭhakānāṃ rājayogyānāṃ narayānaviśeṣāṇāṃ 'taravatarāvā' iti mleccheṣu prasiddhānām |).

Derivable forms: pīṭhakaḥ (पीठकः), pīṭhakam (पीठकम्).

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

Piṭhaka (पिठक).—[, error for piṭaka, basket (in literal, Sanskrit sense): Kāraṇḍavvūha 52.23; 71.8. Cf. pīṭhaka.]

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Pīṭhaka (पीठक).—[, error for piṭaka, basket (in lit. sense as in Sanskrit): Kāraṇḍavvūha 28.17. Cf. next, and piṭhaka.]

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

Pīṭhaka (पीठक).—[pīṭha + ka], I. m. and n. 1. A chair, a bench. 2. A saddle(?), Mahābhārata 1, 3486. Ii. f. ṭhikā. 1. A bench. 2. The section of a literary work, Dacak. 48, 7.

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

Pīṭhaka (पीठक).—[substantive], pīṭhikā [feminine] = [preceding]

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

1) Piṭhaka (पिठक):—[from piṭh] [wrong reading] for piṭaka.

2) Pīṭhaka (पीठक):—[from pīṭha] m. or n. a stool, chair, bench, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] a kind of palanquin, [Kāraṇḍa-vyūha]

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

Pīṭhaka (पीठक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Pīḍhaga, Pīḍhaya, Pīhaga.

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Pithaka 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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