Vaitalika, Vaitālika: 12 definitions

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Vaitalika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Vaitalik.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Vaitalika in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Vaitālika (वैतालिक).—A pupil of Śākapūrṇa.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa III. 4. 24.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaitalika in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

vaitālika (वैतालिक).—m S A bard whose duty it is to awaken a chief at dawn with music and song.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaitalika in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaitālika (वैतालिक).—[vividhastālastena vyavaharati ṭhak]

1) A bard, minstrel.

2) A magician, conjurer; especially, one who is a votary of Vetāla q. v.

3) The servant of a Vetāla.

-kam Knowledge of one of the 64 arts.

Derivable forms: vaitālikaḥ (वैतालिकः).

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

Vaitālika (वैतालिक).—m.

(-kaḥ) 1. A bard whose duty it is to awaken a chief or prince at dawn with music and song. 2. A singer out of tune. 3. One who has a demon for a familiar, the servant of a Vetala. E. vi privative, &c., tāla tune, aṇ aff., and ṭhak added.

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

Vaitālika (वैतालिक).—m. I. i. e. vitāla + ika, A bard, whose principal duty is to awaken a chief at dawn with music and song, a singer, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 62, 1; Mahābhārata 1, 6940. Ii. i. e. vetāla + ika, One who has a Vetāla for a familiar.

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

Vaitālika (वैतालिक).—[masculine] a king’s bard or praiser.

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

1) Vaitālika (वैतालिक):—[from vaitāla] 1. vaitālika m. one who is possessed by a Vetāla, the servant of a Vetāla, [Horace H. Wilson]

2) [v.s. ...] the worshipper of a Vetāla, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) [v.s. ...] a magician, conjurer, [ib.]

4) 2. vaitālika m. ([from] vi-tāla) a bard, panegyrist of a king (whose duty also is to proclaim the hour of day), [Mahābhārata; Kāvya literature] etc.

5) = -kheḍḍatāla, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

6) one who sings out of tune (?), [Horace H. Wilson] ([probably] [wrong reading] for 2. vaitānika above)

7) n. knowledge of one of the 64 arts, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa [Scholiast or Commentator]]

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

Vaitālika (वैतालिक):—(kaḥ) 1. m. A bard; one having a familiar spirit.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Vaitālika (वैतालिक) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Vaiālia.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vaitalika in German

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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaitalika in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Vaitālika (वैतालिक) [Also spelled vaitalik]:—(nm) a minstrel, bard.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Vaitalika in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vaitālika (ವೈತಾಲಿಕ):—

1) [noun] a man employed in a palace, whose duty is to sing auspicious songs, and to proclaim the titles of a king at dawn.

2) [noun] a man who practices sorcery; a wizard.

3) [noun] the servant of an evil or mischievous spirit (ವೈತಾಲಿ [vaitali]).

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Vaitāḷika (ವೈತಾಳಿಕ):—[noun] = ವೈತಾಲಿಕ [vaitalika].

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