Steyasamvasika, Steyasaṃvāsika, Steya-samvasika: 2 definitions



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

Steyasaṃvāsika (स्तेयसंवासिक).—m., and f. °kā (Pali theyya-saṃ-vāsaka), lit. thief(-like) inhabitant, one who tries to asso- ciate himself with a Buddhist monastic community without a right to it (see [Sacred Books of the East] 13.216 f. for a story which illustrates the meaning): °kaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 8756; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.204.10 (text steyā°); °kā Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 16b.2.

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

Steyasaṃvāsika (स्तेयसंवासिक):—[=steya-saṃvāsika] [from steya > stai] mfn. one who has stolen into any dwelling in the fictitious character of a monk, [Buddhist literature]

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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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