Sadhika, Sādhika, Sādhikā: 9 definitions


Sadhika 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

sādhika : (adj.) having something in excess.

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

Sādhika, (adj.) (sa+adhika; cp. BSk. sādhika Divy 44) having something beyond D. II, 93; Vv 535 (°vīsati). °-porisa exceeding a man’s height M. I, 74, 365; A. III, 403. (Page 703)

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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

Sādhikā (साधिका).—A skilful or accomplished woman.

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Sādhikā (साधिका).—A deep or profound sleep (suṣupti).

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

Sādhikā (साधिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. Deep or sound sleep. 2. An accomplished woman. E. ṣādh to finish, aff. vun, fem. form.; or sidh-ṇic ṇvul .

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

Sādhika (साधिक).—[adjective] with a surplus, — and more.

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

1) Sādhikā (साधिका):—[from sādhaka > sādh] f. very deep or profound sleep (= su-ṣupti), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] a skilful or efficient woman, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Sādhika (साधिक):—mf(ā)n. (for sādhikā See sādaka, p. 1201, col. 1) having excess or a surplus, excessive, increased, more than full or complete, [Gobhila-śrāddha-kalpa; Purāṇa; Divyāvadāna]

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

1) Sādhika (साधिक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Addition.

2) Sādhikā (साधिका):—(kā) 1. f. Deep or sound sleep.

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

Sādhika (साधिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhia.

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Sadhika 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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