Samanaka, Sāmaṇaka, Samaṇaka: 3 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
sāmaṇaka : (adj.) worthy or needful for a monk.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Samaṇaka, (samaṇa+ka) a contemptible (little) ascetic, “some sort of samaṇa” D. I, 90; M. II, 47, 210; Sn. p. 21; Miln. 222; DA. I, 254. At A. II, 48 samaṇaka is a slip for sasanaka. Cp. muṇḍaka in form & meaning. (Page 682)
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Samanaka, (adj.) (sa3+mana+ka) endowed with mind A. II, 48 (text, samaṇaka); S. I, 62. (Page 683)
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Sāmaṇaka, (adj.) (fr. samaṇa) worthy of or needful for a Samaṇa Mhvs 4, 26; 30, 37; assāmaṇaka unworthy of a Samaṇa Vin. I, 45. (Page 704)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Samānaka (समानक).—adj. (= Sanskrit samāna plus -ka, perhaps m.c.), like: pratiśrutkā-°kān Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 142.14 (verse).
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Sāmanaka (सामनक).—[, f. °ikā, read samānikā, to samānaka, like, similar: Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya iv.98.3.]
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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