Vasika, Vashika, Vāsika, Vaśika: 7 definitions

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Introduction:

Vasika 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 Vaśika can be transliterated into English as Vasika or Vashika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāsika : (m.) (in cpds.) living in; dwelling in.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vasika, (adj.) (—°) (fr. vasa, cp. Sk. vaśika) being in the power of, subject to, as in kodha° a victim of anger J. III, 135; taṇhā under the influence of craving J. IV, 3; mātugāma° fond of women J. III, 277. (Page 605)

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vaśika (वशिक).—a. Void, empty.

-kā Aloe-wood.

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

Vaśika (वशिक).—adj. (1) (= Pali vasika; Sanskrit vaśin) subject, under the power (of, gen.): vaśiko te bhaviṣyati Mahāvastu iii.281.19 (verse), he will be subject to you; (2) (occurs rarely in Sanskrit, [Boehtlingk], Schmidt, Nachträge; vaśin in same meaning, rarely, [Boehtlingk and Roth]), empty: kṣaṇikāṃ vaśikāṃ tadādṛśī (tadā ad°, aor.) Lalitavistara 177.12 (verse); written vas°, kṣaṇikā vasikā imi kāmaguṇāḥ Lalitavistara 174.7 (verse), cited Śikṣāsamuccaya 205.1.

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Vasika (वसिक) or Vaśika.—(2), q.v.

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

Vaśika (वशिक).—mfn.

(-kaḥ-kā-kaṃ) Void, empty. f.

(-kā) Aloe-wood. E. vaś to desire, in aff., and kan added.

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Vāsikā (वासिका).—f.

(-kā) A plant, (Justicia:) see vāsaka .

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

Vaśika (वशिक).—adj. Empty.

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

1) Vaśika (वशिक):—[from vaś] mfn. void, empty, [Harṣacarita] (written also vasika; cf. vaśin,)

2) Vaśikā (वशिका):—[from vaśika > vaś] f. aloe wood, [Monier-Williams’ Sanskrit-English Dictionary]

3) Vasika (वसिक):—mfn. empty, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.] (cf. vaśika, vaśin)

4) one who sits in the Padmāsana posture, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) Vāsikā (वासिका):—[from vās] a See 1. vāsaka above.

6) Vāsika (वासिक):—See kaṣāya-, rūpa-, and vana-v

7) Vāsikā (वासिका):—[from vāsika] b f. See (ikā) under 1. vāsaka, p. 947, col. 2.

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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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