Shmashanika, Śmāśānika: 4 definitions


Shmashanika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Śmāśānika can be transliterated into English as Smasanika or Shmashanika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Shmashanika in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Śmāśānika (श्माशानिक) refers to “the virtue of (living in a) charnel ground” and represents one of the “twelve ascetic virtues” (dhūtaguṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 63). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., śmāśānika). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Shmashanika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śmaśānika (श्मशानिक).—q.v.: Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 387.7; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 248.8; 254.10 (all prose).

Śmaśānika can also be spelled as Śmāśānika (श्माशानिक).

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Śmāśānika (श्माशानिक).—m. (also śma°, q.v.; = Pali sosānika), [Page534-a+ 70] one who frequents cemeteries, one of the 12 dhūtaguṇa, q.v.: Mahāvyutpatti 1137: Dharmasaṃgraha 63; Śikṣāsamuccaya 135.1.

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

1) Śmaśānika (श्मशानिक):—[from śman] mfn. ([probably] [wrong reading] for śmāś) abiding in burning-grounds (as a bird), [Caraka]

2) Śmāśānika (श्माशानिक):—[from śman] mfn. frequenting burning-grounds, [Buddhist literature]

3) [v.s. ...] = śmaśāne dhīte, [Pāṇini 4-4, 71 [Scholiast or Commentator]]

[Sanskrit to German]

Shmashanika in German

context information

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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