Posaka, Poshaka: 12 definitions


Posaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Poshak.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

posaka : (adj.) feeding; nourishing; one who brings up.

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

Posaka, (adj.) (fr. posa2) nourishing, feeding A. I, 62, 132= It. 110 (āpādaka+); f. °ikā a nurse, a female attendant Vin. II, 289 (āpādikā+). (Page 475)

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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

pōśāka (पोशाक) [or ख, kha].—or ga m ( P) Apparel or garments, esp. fine clothes or gay attire. pō0 karaṇēṃ To dress up one's person finely.

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pōṣaka (पोषक).—a (S) That nourishes, cherishes, supports.

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pōṣāka (पोषाक) [or ख, kha].—or ga & pōṣākī or khī or See pōśāka & pōśākī.

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pōsakā (पोसका) [or गा, gā].—a (pōsaṇēṃ) Adopted; a foster-child.

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

pōśāka (पोशाक).—

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pōṣaka (पोषक).—a That nourishes, cherishes.

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pōṣāka (पोषाक).—

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pōsakā (पोसका).—

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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

Poṣaka (पोषक).—One who maintains or nourishes, a supporter.

Derivable forms: poṣakaḥ (पोषकः).

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

Poṣaka (पोषक).—i. e. puṣ + aka, m. 1. One who nourishes, Mahābhārata 2, 2123. 2. A breeder, a keeper, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 162.

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

Poṣaka (पोषक).—[feminine] ṣikā nourishing, breeding, keeping.

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

1) Poṣaka (पोषक):—[from poṣa] mf(ikā)n. nourishing, feeding, a nourisher, supporter, breeder, keeper, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata] etc.

2) [v.s. ...] (ifc.) subsisting on or by, [Harivaṃśa]

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

Poṣaka (पोषक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Posaga.

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Posaka 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

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Pośāka (पोशाक) [Also spelled poshak]:—(nf) clothes, dress, attire, raiment; accoutrements.

2) Poṣaka (पोषक) [Also spelled poshak]:—(nm) fosterer, one who rears/brings up, nourisher; protector; supporter; hence ~[] (nf).

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