Acariya, Ācariya: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Acariya 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Achariya.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas

Acharn in Thai means teacher. The Pali term is achariya.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ācariya : (m.) teacher.

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

Ācariya, (fr. ā + car) a teacher (almost syn. with upajjhāya) Vin.I, 60, 61, 119 (°upajjhāya); II, 231; IV, 130 (gaṇo vā ācariyo a meeting of the bhikkhus or a single teacher, cp. f. ācarinī); D.I, 103, 116 (gaṇ°) 238 (sattamâcariyamahāyuga seventh age of great teachers); III, 189 sq.; M.III, 115; S.I, 68 (gaṇ°), 177; IV, 176 (yogg°); A.I, 132 (pubb°); Sn.595; Nd1 350 (upajjhāya vā āc°); J.II, 100, 411; IV, 91; V, 501; Pv IV.323, 351 (= ācāra-samācāra-sikkhāpaka PvA.252); Miln.201, 262 (master goldsmith?); Vism.99 sq.; KhA 12, 155; SnA 422; VvA.138. ‹-› For contracted form of ācariya see ācera.

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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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ācariya (आचरिय).—m. (= Pali id.; MIndic for Sanskrit ācārya), teacher; only in verses of most texts, but in prose Mahāvastu ii.87.12 °riyo; in verses, m.c., ācariya(ḥ) Lalitavistara 125.5; lokācariyāṇa (gen. pl.) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 59.5; °riyaḥ 118.1; °riyehi 374.3 (note below in 374.7, verse, ācārya-bhūmau).

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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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