Sphotika, Sphoṭikā: 3 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sphoṭikā (स्फोटिका).—A kind of bird.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sphoṭika (स्फोटिक).—Mahāvastu iii.58.4, uncertain meaning, see s.v. tri- puṣkara.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Sphoṭikā (स्फोटिका):—[from sphoṭaka > sphuṭ] a f. idem, [Suśruta]
2) [v.s. ...] a kind of bird, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
3) [from sphuṭ] b See sphoṭaka above.
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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