Uddesaka, aka: Uddeśaka, Uddeshaka; 5 Definition(s)


Uddesaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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.

The Sanskrit term Uddeśaka can be transliterated into English as Uddesaka or Uddeshaka, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

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uddesaka : (adj.) one who points out or recites.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Uddesaka, (adj.) (fr. uddesa) assigning, defining, determining, in bhatt° one who sorts out the food VvA. 92. (Page 136)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Uddeśaka (उद्देशक).—a. Illustrative.

-kaḥ 1 An illustration, example.

2) An illustrator, a guide.

3) (In Math.) A question, problem; अत्रोद्देशकः (atroddeśakaḥ) (frequently occurring in Līlāvatī).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Uddeśaka (उद्देशक).—(-uddeśaka), m. (= Pali uddesaka), director, manager: Mvy 9056 vihāroddeś°; 9057 bhaktoddeś° (= Pali bhat- toddes°).

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

Uddeśaka (उद्देशक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) What explains or shows, illustrative, explanatory. m.

(-kaḥ) 1. An illustration, an example. 2. An illustrator. 3. A guide. E. ud before diś to show, vun aff.

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