Sahasika, Sāhasika, Sahāsikā, Saha-asika: 14 definitions
Sahasika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.
Sāhasika (साहसिक) is the name of a royal cook who was ordered by king Ādityaprabha to kill and cook one Phalabhūti for the purpose of a magic rite, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 20. Phalabhūti is the supposed name of Somadatta (one of the two sons of Agnidatta). Their story was told by Yaugandharāyaṇa to king Udayana in order to demonstrate that a sensible man will not injure one who treats him well, for whoever does, will find that it turns out unfortunately for himself.
The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Sāhasika, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Paścimakāla (पश्चिमकाल) refers to “ferocious (Nāgas)”, according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.—Accordingly [as the Bhagavān said to the four great kings], “O Great Kings, Nāgas will be hostile, wrathful, fierce, ferocious (sāhasika) and harmful in the last time, in the last age. By this curse they will become frightened. They will become scared. They will send down rain showers duly at the proper time. They will ripen all flowers and fruits duly at the proper time”.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sāhasika, (adj.) (fr. sāhasa) brutal, violent, savage J. I, 187, 504; II, 11; PvA. 209; DhA. I, 17. (Page 707)
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.
sāhasika (साहसिक).—a (S) pop. sāhasī a Violent, furious, phrenzied, desperate, reckless, hot-brained; one prompt to deeds of daring or terribleness.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
sāhasika (साहसिक).—a Violent, reckless, hotbrained.
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.
Sāhasika (साहसिक).—a. (-kī f.) [साहसे प्रसृतः ठक् (sāhase prasṛtaḥ ṭhak)]
1) Using great force or violence, brutal, violent, rapacious, cruel, felonious.
2) Bold, daring, rash, inconsiderate, reckless; न सहास्मि साहसमसाहसिकी (na sahāsmi sāhasamasāhasikī) Śiśupālavadha 9.59; केचित्तु साहसिकास्त्रि- लोचनमिति पेठुः (kecittu sāhasikāstri- locanamiti peṭhuḥ) Malli. on Kumārasambhava 3.44.
3) Castigatory, punitive.
-kaḥ 1 A bold or adventurous person, an enterprising man; भयमतुलं गुरुलोकात् तृणमिव तुलयन्ति साधु साहसिकाः (bhayamatulaṃ gurulokāt tṛṇamiva tulayanti sādhu sāhasikāḥ) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 5.31.
2) A desperado, desperate or dangerous person; या किल विविधजीवोपहारप्रियेति साहसिकानां प्रवादः (yā kila vividhajīvopahārapriyeti sāhasikānāṃ pravādaḥ) Māl. 1; साहसिकः खल्वेषः (sāhasikaḥ khalveṣaḥ) 6.
3) A felon, freebooter, robber.
4) An adulterer.
-kam A bold, daring action; सुग्रीव एव विक्रान्तो वीर साहसिकप्रिय (sugrīva eva vikrānto vīra sāhasikapriya) Rām.4.23.4.
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Sahāsikā (सहासिका).—company, sitting together; समुद्रः सहासिकां यां सुमतिः प्रतीच्छति (samudraḥ sahāsikāṃ yāṃ sumatiḥ pratīcchati) Rām. ch.2.85.
Sahāsikā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms saha and āsikā (आसिका).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ-kī-kaṃ) 1. Castigatory, inflicted as punishment. 2. Perpetrated by violence. 3. Violent, felonious, rapacious, brutal, cruel. 4. Impetuous, rash. 5. Bold, daring. m.
(-kaḥ) A robber, a free-booter. 2. A desperado. E. sāhasa violence, and ṭhak aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sāhasika (साहसिक).—adj., i. e. sāhasa + ika, I. adj., f. kī. 1. Using force or violence, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 3, 344. 2. Rapacious. 3. Cruel, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 9, 5. 4. Inflicted as punishment. 5. Perpetrated by violence. 6. Bold, daring. 7. Rash, [Mālatīmādhava, (ed. Calc.)] 64, 4; impetuous. Ii. m. A robber, [Pañcatantra] i. [distich] 390.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sāhasika (साहसिक).—[feminine] ī bold, rash, violent.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sāhasika (साहसिक):—[from sāhasa] mf(ī)n. bold, daring, impetuous, rash, reckless, inconsiderate, [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.
2) [v.s. ...] using great force or violence, perpetrated with violence, cruel, brutal, ferocious, rapacious, [Manu-smṛti; Mahābhārata]
3) [v.s. ...] overstraining or overworking one’s self, [Caraka]
4) [v.s. ...] punitive, castigatory, [Horace H. Wilson]
5) [v.s. ...] m. a robber, freebooter, [ib.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of a cook, [Kathāsaritsāgara]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sāhasika (साहसिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A robber. a. Daring; rapacious; flagrant; retributive.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Sāhasika (साहसिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Sāhasia.
[Sanskrit to German]
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.
Sāhasika (ಸಾಹಸಿಕ):—[noun] = ಸಾಹಸಿ - [sahasi -] 1.
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Sāhasīka (ಸಾಹಸೀಕ):—[noun] = ಸಾಹಸಿ - [sahasi -] 1.
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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Ends with: Asahasika, Asamasahasika, Atisahasika, Dussahasika, Mahasahasika.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 2.11.34 < [Chapter 11 - The Liberation of Dhenukāsura]
Verses 2.11.35-37 < [Chapter 11 - The Liberation of Dhenukāsura]
Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)
Verse 8.344 < [Section XLV - Violence (hiṃsā)]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Verse 3.2.50 < [Part 2 - Affection and Service (dāsya-rasa)]
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.11.110 < [Chapter 11 - Meeting with Śrī Īśvara Purī]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)
Notes on the “message of death” motif < [Notes]
Chapter XX < [Book III - Lāvānaka]
Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita (by Nayana Sharma)
Denial of Treatment < [Chapter 4]