Vancitaka, Vañcitaka: 2 definitions



Vancitaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Vanchitaka.

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

Vañcitaka (वञ्चितक).—adj. (Sanskrit °ta plus -ka, perhaps pitying or con-temptuous), deceived: suvañcitako 'si Lalitavistara 323.10 (verse), said by daughters of Māra to the Bodhisattva, in the passage in which they apply to themselves many forms in ka which I have interpreted as endearing in tone, § 22.34.

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

Vañcitaka (वञ्चितक):—[from vañc] See paksha-vañcitaka.

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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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