Desika, Deśika, Deshika, Deśikā: 19 definitions


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Desika has 17 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Deśika and Deśikā can be transliterated into English as Desika or Deshika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Deśika (देशिक):—(von deśa) adj. subst.

1) ortskundig, Wegweiser: adeśiko yathā sārthaḥ sarvakṛcchraṃ samarchati [Mahābhārata 7, 143.] adeśikā mahāraṇye yathā na vibhrametsenā [4, 1495.] —

2) ein Wegweiser auf geistigem Gebiete, Lehrer, = guru [Śabdakalpadruma] (ityāgamaḥ): dharmāṇāṃ deśikaḥ sākṣātsa bhaviṣyati dharmabhāk [Mahābhārata 13, 6847.] tasmāddīkṣeti saṃproktā deśikaistantravedibhiḥ [ŚĀRADĀT.] in [Oxforder Handschriften 105,a,28.b,13.] —

3) Reisender [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 493.] — Vgl. daiśika .

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Deśika (देशिक):—

2) [Spr. 5138.] [WEBER, Rāmatāpanīya Upaniṣad 321.] [Oxforder Handschriften 256,a,19.b,41. fg.] [257,b,16. 258,a,11. 259,a,15. 19. 21.b,13. 18. 260,b, No. 628.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Deśika (देशिक):—Adj. und Subst. m.

1) den Weg anzeigend [Mahābhārata 1,89,23.] Wegweiser.

2) Anweiser , Lehrer [Agnipurāṇa 27,] —

3) *ein Reisender.

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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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