Pathaka, Pāṭhaka, Paṭhaka: 17 definitions


Pathaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India, 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.

Pathaka has 16 English definitions available.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pathak.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[Deutsch Wörterbuch]

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

Paṭhaka (पठक):—(von paṭh) nom. ag. Leser [Mahābhārata 3, 17395.]

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Pathaka (पथक):—adj. = pathi kuśalaḥ des Weges kundig [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 5, 2, 63.]

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Pāṭhaka (पाठक):—(wie eben) m. nom. ag. [Pāṇini’s acht Bücher 7, 3, 34,] [Scholiast] f. pāṭhikā [4, 1, 4, Scholiast]

1) Vorträger, Hersager: nāndyāḥ [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 330.] Leser: likhita [ŚIKṢĀ] [?(Ṛgveda- Rec.) 32.] —

2) Schüler [Oxforder Handschriften 174,b, No. 395.] —

3) Gelehrter, Kenner einer Wissenschaft; Lehrer, = upādhyāya [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 78.] = dharmabhāṇaka [Trikāṇḍaśeṣa 2, 7, 8.] paṭhakāḥ pāṭhakāścaiva [Mahābhārata 3, 17395.] dharma [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 12, 111.] [Mahābhārata 12, 1312.] [Kathāsaritsāgara 28, 8. 45.] smṛti [Pañcatantra 165, 2.] nakṣatra [Oxforder Handschriften 10,a, Nalopākhyāna 3.] grahābhibhava(?) [Mārkāṇḍeyapurāṇa 54, 32.] —

4) Text (von pāṭha) [Weber’s Indische Studien 2, 79,] [Nalopākhyāna 1.]

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Pāṭhaka (पाठक):—

1) rāmāyaṇa [Kathāsaritsāgara 55, 142.]

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

Paṭhaka (पठक):—m. Recitirer , Leser.

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Pathaka (पथक):—Adj. des Weges kundig.

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Pāṭhaka (पाठक):—m.

1) (*f. ṭhikā ) — a) Vorträger , Hersager. — b) Leser , Ableser. — c) Schüler. — d) Gelehrter , Kenner einer Wissenschaft , Lehrer.

2) Text. — Vgl. pāṭhikā.

context information

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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