Sahayaka, Sahāyaka, Sāhāyaka, Sahayaki: 12 definitions


Sahayaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Sahayak.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sahāyaka : (m.) a friend; an ally.

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

Sahāyaka, (adj.) (fr. last) f. °yikā companion, ally, friend Vin. I, 18; D. II, 155; A. II, 79, 186; J. I, 165; II, 29; V, 159; VI, 256 (gihī sahāyakā, read gihisahāyakā (?)). (Page 701)

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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

Sāhāyaka (साहायक).—

1) Assistance, help, aid; स कुलोचितमिन्द्रस्य साहायकमुपेयिवान् (sa kulocitamindrasya sāhāyakamupeyivān) R.17.4.

2) Fellowship, alliance, friendship.

3) A number of companions or associates.

4) Auxiliary troops.

Derivable forms: sāhāyakam (साहायकम्).

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

Sahāyaka (सहायक).—(see also next; in Sanskrit recorded only once at end of a [bahuvrīhi] [compound]; but Pali id. is well established, in prose; = Sanskrit sahāya plus -ka), companion, comrade: tau bhrātarau sārdha (so read; best mss. sārtha; m.c.) sahāyakais taiḥ Lalitavistara 392.4 (verse); here -ka could be m.c., in any case svārthe as in Pali; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.176.17 (prose); but it is clearly pejorative in Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 417.20 f. (prose) eṣa mama °kaḥ…bahavo 'pi…mamānye 'pi °kāḥ santi, na ca punas te mamābhiprāyaṃ paripūrayanti, ayaṃ tu mayā pratirūpaḥ sahāyo (NB!) labdhaḥ, he is my despicable companion, and I have many others too, but they do not fulfil my purpose; however, here I have got a suitable compan- ion (sahāyaḥ).

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

Sāhayaka (साहयक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Friendship, fellowship. E. sāhaya a friend, aff. vuñ .

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Sāhāyaka (साहायक).—n.

(-kaṃ) 1. Assistance, aid. 2. Fellowship. 3. A number of associates. 4. Auxiliary troops. E. sahāya, vun aff.

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

Sahāyaka (सहायक).—[-sahāya + ka], instead of sahāya, at the end of a comp. adj., in nārayaṇa-, Accompanied by Nārāyaṇa, [Johnson's Selections from the Mahābhārata.] 90, 29.

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Sāhāyaka (साहायक).—i. e. sahāya + ka (? perhaps it is to be read sākāyyaka), n. Assistance, [Rājataraṅgiṇī] 5, 307.

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

Sāhāyaka (साहायक).—[neuter] assistance, help.

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

1) Sahāyaka (सहायक):—[from saha] (ifc.) = sahāya, [Mahābhārata]

2) Sāhāyaka (साहायक):—n. ([from] sahāya) assistance, aid, help, [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) a number of associates or companions, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) auxiliary troops, [ib.]

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

Sāhayaka (साहयक):—(kaṃ) 1. m. Friendship, fellowship.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sahayaka 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

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sahāyaka (सहायक) [Also spelled sahayak]:—(nm) a helper; an assistant; (a) auxiliary; assistant; -[nadī] a tributary.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sahāyaka (ಸಹಾಯಕ):—[adjective] help; assisting.

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Sahāyaka (ಸಹಾಯಕ):—[noun] = ಸಹಾಯ - [sahaya -] 3, 4 & 5.

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Sahāyaki (ಸಹಾಯಕಿ):—

1) [noun] a woman who helps.

2) [noun] a woman who is associated with or accompanies another; a companion.

3) [noun] a female assistant, attendant.

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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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