Sthagika, Sthagikā: 5 definitions



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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sthagikā (स्थगिका).—

1) A courtezan.

2) The office of betelbearer.

3) A kind of bandage.

4) A box (for betel &c.); ततः प्रविशति लेखमलंकरणस्थगिकां मुद्रितां चादाय सिद्धार्थकः (tataḥ praviśati lekhamalaṃkaraṇasthagikāṃ mudritāṃ cādāya siddhārthakaḥ) Mu.5./1.

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

Sthagikā (स्थगिका).—f.

(-kā) 1. A courtexan. 2. The office of betel-bearer.

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

Sthagikā (स्थगिका).—i. e. sthaga + kā, f. 1. A courtesan, Śukas. Narr. 7, Ms. 2. The office of the betel-bearer, [Pañcatantra] v. r. of the Mss. H., I., and K., ad Kos. 63, 23.

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

1) Sthagikā (स्थगिका):—[from sthag] f. a kind of bandage, [Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] a box (for betel etc.), [Hemādri’s Caturvarga-cintāmaṇi]

3) [v.s. ...] a courtezan (?), [Śukasaptati]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Sthagikā (स्थगिका):—(wie eben) f.

1) ein best. Verband, wie er an Fingern und penis angelegt wird: Däumling [Suśruta 1, 65, 17. 66, 1. 2, 112, 16.] [Hindu System of Medicine 172.] —

2) the office of the betel bearer v. l. zu [Pañcatantra 63, 23] nach [BENFEY]; eher Betelbüchse (vgl. sthagī). —

3) a courtesan [BENFEY] nach einer Hdschr. der [ŚUK.]; sehr verdächtig. — Nicht zu bestimmen [Medinīkoṣa Rāmāyaṇa 189]; vgl. vaṇṭhara 5).

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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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