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Vatika, aka: Vātīka, Vātika, Vatikā; 6 Definition(s)

Introduction

Vatika means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

In Hinduism

Āyurveda (science of life)

Vātika (वातिक) is a Sanskrit word referring to a classification of human constitution (prakṛti) where Vāta-doṣa has its dominance. The word is used throughout Āyurvedic (India medicine) literature such as the Caraka-saṃhitā and the Suśruta-saṃhitā. A skilled physician should monitor the constitution of a patient during treatment with medicines and prescribing his diet. Vāta represents the “airy” element of the human body.

Source: Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany

The person of Vātika constitution (vāta-prakṛti) is averse to cold, inclined to stealing, loves music, has hands and feet cracked, hairs, nails, etc. rough, is impatient and unstable, lean and thin, ungrateful, vociferous, with quick movements, loitering, unsteady in social relations and has quivering eyes.

Source: Google Books: Essentials of Ayurveda

Vātīka (वातीक)—Sanskrit word for a bird. This animal is from the group called Viṣkira (which scatter). Viṣkira itself is a sub-group of the group of animals known as Jāṅghala (living in high ground and in a jungle).

Source: archive.org: Sushruta samhita, Volume IĀyurveda book cover
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

Purāṇa

Vātika (वातिक).—Śyāma Parāśara.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 201. 37.
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana IndexPurāṇa book cover
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The Purāṇas (पुराण, purana) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahāpurāṇas total over 400,000 ślokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

In Buddhism

Pali

vatika : (adj.) (in cpds.) having the habit of; acting like. || vātika (adj.), caused by the wind humour. vatikā (f.) a fence.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Vatika, (adj.) (-°) (vata2+ika) having the habit (of), acting like M. I, 387 (kukkura°). (Page 597)

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Vātika, (adj.) (fr. vāta 2, cp. *Sk. vātakin Halāyudha II. 451) connected with the winds (humours) of the body, having bad circulation, suffering from internal trouble, rheumatic (?) Miln. 135, 298. (Page 608)

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Vatikā, (f.) (fr. vati1) a fence SnA 148 (kaṇṭaka° & rukkha°). (Page 597)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English DictionaryPali book cover
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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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