Vaistarika, Vaistārika: 3 definitions
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Vaistārika (वैस्तारिक).—f. °kī, adj. (not noun with Burnouf, Senart, Kern; to Sanskrit vistāra plus -ika; compare vistārika = Pali vitthārika; also mahāvaistāra), (1) wide, broad, physically: Merum…atyartha-vaistārikaṃ (most mss. vist°) Lalitavistara 126.16 (verse); (2) extensive, of a religious course: °kaṃ ca me brahmacaryaṃ Divyāvadāna 202.14; (3) widespread, widely diffused, or distributed: (sc. samyaksaṃbodhiḥ) yathā vipulā °rikī bhavet Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 484.6; of sacred texts, or the Buddha's doctrine, iyaṃ dharmanetrī (sc. the Lalitavistara) °rikī bhaviṣyati Lalitavistara 439.1; °kaṃ kṛtva śāsanaṃ Mahāvastu i.252.13 (verse; em.); (of śāsana) Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.61.20 f.; bhagavān …°ka-(em., mss. °ko)-śāsana-saṃjāto (mss. °te or °taṃ) Mahāvastu ii.190.16 (prose), became of widely diffused doctrine; kṣemaṃ (so v.l.; adj.) °kaṃ prāvacanaṃ iii.234.20, and °kaṃ…prāvacanaṃ 245.8; of maintainers of the doctrine, °kān dharmadharān kuruṣva Divyāvadāna 379.28 (verse); of the bodily relics of a Buddha, śarīra °riku tasya cābhūt Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 26.8 (verse), and his body was widely distributed (as relics); śarīra (separate word) °rika tasya tāyinaḥ 69.2 (verse), [Page513-b+ 71] widely ditributed (will be) the body of that Holy One; °kāś ca te dhātavaḥ kartavyāḥ 411.2 (prose), and these relics are to be widely distributed; yo me śarīradhātūn °kān kari- ṣyati Divyāvadāna 368.27; 379.21; °kā dhātavo 381.9; °kā dhātu- dharāḥ (possessors of the relics) kṛtāś ca 388.4.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Vaistārika (वैस्तारिक):—mfn. ([from] vi-stāra) extensive, wide, [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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