Nastika, Nāstika, Nashtika, Nāṣṭika, Nāstikā, Naṣṭikā: 21 definitions


Nastika means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, 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.

Nastika has 19 English definitions available.

The Sanskrit terms Nāṣṭika and Naṣṭikā can be transliterated into English as Nastika or Nashtika, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Nastik.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

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

Nāṣṭika (नाष्टिक):—(von naṣṭa) m. der Eigenthümer eines verloren gegangenen Gegenstandes [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 8, 202.]

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Nāstika (नास्तिक):—(von 1. na + 1. asti) adj. subst. ungläubig, ein Ungläubiger [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 4, 4, 60.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 490. 862.] [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 2, 11. 3, 150. 8, 22. 309.] [Mahābhārata 7, 3766.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 6, 15. 65, 13. 2, 67, 28. 109, 30. 32. 33. 37. 38.] [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 45, 78. 69, 35.] [BṚH. 17, 21.] [Prabodhacandrodaja 27, 10.] [Daśakumāracarita 178, 6.] [Madhusūdanasarasvatī’s Prasthānabheda] in [Weber’s Indische Studien 1, 13.] [Colebrooke 1, 380. 390.] — Vgl. āstika .

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Nāstika (नास्तिक):—, śiromaṇi (cārvāka) [SARVADARŚANAS. 1, 15. 121, 6.]

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

Nāṣṭika (नाष्टिक):—m. der Eigenthümer eines verloren gegangenen Gegenstandes.

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Nāstika (नास्तिक):—Adj. ungläubig ; m. ein Ungläubiger , ein Atheist [Gautama's Dharmaśāstra] [Āpastamba’s Dharmasūtra]

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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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