Shaucika, Śaucika: 7 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Śaucika can be transliterated into English as Saucika or Shaucika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Shauchika.

In Hinduism

Arthashastra (politics and welfare)

Source: Shodhganga: Kakati Ganapatideva and his times (artha)

Śaucika (शौचिक, “tailer”) is an official title designating one of the seventy-two officers (niyoga) of the Bāhattaraniyogādhipati circle, according to the Inscriptional glossary of Andhra Pradesh (Śāsana-śabdakośāmu). The bāhattaraniyoga-adhipati is the highest executive officer of this circle (including a Śaucika). For example: During the reign of Gaṇapatideva, the area extending between Pānagal to Mārjavāḍi was entrusted to Gaṇḍapeṇḍāru Gangayasāhiṇi as Bāhattaraniyogādhipati. Later on, this office was entrusted to Kāyastha Jannigadeva.

Arthashastra book cover
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Arthashastra (अर्थशास्त्र, arthaśāstra) literature concerns itself with the teachings (shastra) of economic prosperity (artha) statecraft, politics and military tactics. The term arthashastra refers to both the name of these scientific teachings, as well as the name of a Sanskrit work included in such literature. This book was written (3rd century BCE) by by Kautilya, who flourished in the 4th century BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śaucika (शौचिक).—

1) A cleanser.

2) Name of a mixed tribe.

Derivable forms: śaucikaḥ (शौचिकः).

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Saucika (सौचिक).—A tailor; Kull. on Manusmṛti 4.214; प्रमाणतः सौचिकेन रञ्जनानि च वेत्ति यः (pramāṇataḥ saucikena rañjanāni ca vetti yaḥ) Śukra.2.154.

Derivable forms: saucikaḥ (सौचिकः).

See also (synonyms): sauci.

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

Saucika (सौचिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) A tailor. E. sūcī a needle, ṭhak aff.

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

1) Śaucika (शौचिक):—[from śauca] m. a cleaner, cleanser, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] a [particular] mixed caste (the son of a Śauṇḍika and a Kaivarta woman), [ib.]

3) Saucika (सौचिक):—[from saucakya] m. ([from] sūci) one who lives by his needle, a tailor (in the caste system he is the son of a Śauṇḍika and a Kaivartī), [Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti on Manu-smṛti iv, 214.]

4) Saucīka (सौचीक):—m. Name of a [particular] Agni, [Sāyaṇa] in [Ṛg-veda, [Introduction]]

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

Saucika (सौचिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

[Sanskrit to German]

Shaucika 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Saucika (ಸೌಚಿಕ):—[noun] a man who makes, repairs or alters clothes; a tailor.

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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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