Sodhaka, Shodhaka: 14 definitions


Sodhaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

Source: Hindu Mathematics

Śodhaka (शोधक) or “the subtractive” is another name for (a negative) Kṣepa or Prakṣepa (“interpolator”), according to the principles of Bījagaṇita (“algebra” or ‘science of calculation’), according to Gaṇita-śāstra, ancient Indian mathematics and astronomy.—According to Pṛthūdakasvāmī (860) in his commentary on the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta by Brahmagupta (628): “An optionally chosen number is taken as the lesser root (hrasvamūla). That number, positive or negative, which being added to or subtracted from its square multiplied by the prakṛti (multiplier) gives a result yielding a square-root, is called the interpolator (kṣepaka). And this (resulting) root is called the greater root (jyeṣṭhamūla)”. The interpolator is called by Brahmagupta kṣepa, prakṣepa or prakṣepaka. Śrīpati occasionally employs the synonym kṣipti. When negative, the interpolator is sometimes distinguished as ‘the subtractive’ (śodhaka). The positive interpolator is then called ‘the additive’.

Ganitashastra book cover
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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sodhaka : (adj.) one who cleanses, corrects, or purifies.

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

Sodhaka, (fr. sodheti) one who cleanses Mhvs 10, 90; PvA. 7. (Page 725)

Pali book cover
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

śōdhaka (शोधक).—a (S) Fond of research or investigation; inquisitive, exploring, curious. 2 That searches or inquires. 3 That cleanses, purifies, purges, depurates, defecates, refines. 4 In arithmetic. The subtrahend.

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

śōdhaka (शोधक).—a Inquisitive; that inquires; that cleanses.

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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

Śodhaka (शोधक).—a. (- or -dhikā f.) [शुध्-णिच् ण्वुल् (śudh-ṇic ṇvul)]

1) Purificatory.

2) Purgative.

3) Corrective.

-kaḥ 1 A purifier.

2) (In arith. and alg.) The subtrahend.

-kam A kind of earth.

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

Śodhaka (शोधक).—adj. or n. ag. (in Sanskrit, rare, cleaning, purifying; Pali so°), purifying (religiously), correcting (creatures); only in verses for viśodhaka, q.v.: sattvāḥ su-vineyāḥ su-°kāḥ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 301.6; 302.5 (verses).

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

Śodhaka (शोधक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Who or what cleans, purifies, &c. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A refiner. 2. (In arithmetic,) The subtrahend. n.

(-kaṃ) A kind of earth. E. śudh to be pure, ṇvul aff.

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

Śodhaka (शोधक).—[adjective] cleaning, purifying.

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

1) Śodhaka (शोधक):—[from śoddhavya] mf(ikā)n. purificatory

2) [v.s. ...] m. a purifier, [Rāmāyaṇa]

3) [v.s. ...] corrective, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

4) [v.s. ...] (in [arithmetic] or [algebra]) ‘corrector’, the subtrahend, the quantity to be subtracted from a number (to render it capable of yielding an exact square root), [Colebrooke]

5) [from śoddhavya] n. a [particular] kind of earth (= kaṅkuṣṭha), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Śodhaka (शोधक):—[(kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) a.] Purifying. m. A refiner; the subtrahend.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Śodhaka (शोधक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Sohaga, Sohaya.

[Sanskrit to German]

Sodhaka 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

Śōdhaka (ಶೋಧಕ):—

1) [adjective] cleaning, removing the adulterants; tending to do so.

2) [adjective] having a tendency to discover, invent, explore, investigate, etc.

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Śōdhaka (ಶೋಧಕ):—

1) [noun] he who cleans, removes the adulternants.

2) [noun] a man who discovers, invents, explores something or engaged in such an activity.

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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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