Sphotaka, Sphoṭaka: 10 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Sfotak.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: De Gruyter: A Buddhist Ritual Manual on Agriculture
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक) [=sphoṭa?] refers to “bursting (the heart of all Nāgas)” (according to the Jvalitavajrāśanituṇḍā-dhāraṇī) [i.e., sarvanāgahṛdayāni sphoṭakāya hūṃ phaṭ svāhā], according to the Vajratuṇḍasamayakalparāja, an ancient Buddhist ritual manual on agriculture from the 5th-century (or earlier), containing various instructions for the Sangha to provide agriculture-related services to laypeople including rain-making, weather control and crop protection.
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक).—A swelling, boil, tumour, pimple.
Derivable forms: sphoṭakaḥ (स्फोटकः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-kaḥ) A boil, a tumour. f.
(-ṭikā) A sort of bird. E. sphuṭ to burst, ṇvul aff.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक).—[masculine] ṭikā [feminine] swelling, boil, tumor.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक):—[from sphuṭ] m. a boil, tumour, [Patañjali; Caraka]Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. Idem. f. (ṭikā) A sort of bird.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Khoḍaya.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक) [Also spelled sfotak]:—(a and nm) (an) explosive; —[padārtha] an explosive substance; ~[tā] explosiveness.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [noun] = ಸ್ಫೋಟ - [sphota -] 4.
2) [noun] a substance that can explode, as gunpowder; an explosive.
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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