Shibika, Śibikā: 7 definitions



Shibika means something in 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.

The Sanskrit term Śibikā can be transliterated into English as Sibika or Shibika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Śibikā (शिबिका).—A river of the Śākadvīpa.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 122. 32.

1b) A palanquin; reference to that of king Sauvīra;1 of Kubera, built by Viśvakarmā from the Vaiṣṇava effulgence.2

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa II. 13. 53.
  • 2) Ib. III. 2. 11; V. 30. 61.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śibikā (शिबिका).—f (S) An open palanquin of a certain description. See pālakhī.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

śibikā (शिबिका).—f A kind of open palanquin.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Śibikā (शिबिका).—

1) A palanquin, litter.

2) A bier.

3) A raised platform.

See also (synonyms): śivikā.

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

Śibika (शिबिक).—[masculine] = [preceding]; [feminine] ā litter, palanquin, the weapon of Kubera.

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

1) Śibika (शिबिक):—[from śibi] m. Name of a king (= śibi), [Buddhist literature]

2) [v.s. ...] [plural] Name of a people in the south of India, [Varāha-mihira’s Bṛhat-saṃhitā]

3) Śibikā (शिबिका):—[from śibika > śibi] a f. See next.

4) [v.s. ...] b f. (also written śivikā) a palanquin, palkee, litter, bier, [Mahābhārata; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

5) [v.s. ...] a [particular] weapon of Kubera (god of wealth), [Viṣṇu-purāṇa]

6) [v.s. ...] a stage or platform erected for exhibitions, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

7) [v.s. ...] a proper Name [ib.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Śibika (शिबिक):—(Chi-pi-kia im Chinesischen) m. Nomen proprium

1) eines Königs, eines Jātaka des Śākyamuni, [Hiouen-Thsang 1, 137]; vgl. śibi

1) a) am Ende. —

2) pl. eines Volkes im Süden [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 14, 12.]

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Śibikā (शिबिका):—f. Sänfte, Palankin [Amarakoṣa 2, 8, 2, 21.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 758. fg.] [Halāyudha 2, 295.] vahanti śibikāmanye yāntyanye śibikāgatāḥ [Spr. (II) 4735.] [Mahābhārata 1, 3352. 3486. 4938. 5323. 3, 12463. 13155. 5, 458.] [Harivaṃśa 3385. 4898. 6953.] [Rāmāyaṇa.2, 76, 14. 19. 92, 35.] [Rāmāyaṇa] [Gorresio 2, 34, 13. 83, 7. 4, 24, 17. 38, 27. fg. 6, 99, 13.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 68, 45. 86, 73.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 58, 30. 88, 41. 104, 160.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 4, 9, 41. 5, 10, 1. 12, 6. 10, 71, 15.] [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 18, 44. 46.] dhanadasya [78, 18. 108, 3.] Häufig (aber nie in den Bomb. Ausgg.) śivikā geschrieben.

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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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