Sphotaka, Sphoṭaka: 10 definitions

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Sphotaka means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Sfotak.

In Buddhism

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.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: 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

Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक).—m.

(-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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Sphotaka 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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sphoṭaka (स्फोटक) [Also spelled sfotak]:—(a and nm) (an) explosive; —[padārtha] an explosive substance; ~[] explosiveness.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sphōṭaka (ಸ್ಫೋಟಕ):—

1) [noun] = ಸ್ಫೋಟ - [sphota -] 4.

2) [noun] a substance that can explode, as gunpowder; an explosive.

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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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