Acaya, Ācaya: 7 definitions


Acaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Achaya.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

ācaya : (m.) accumulation.

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

Ācaya, (ā + caya) heaping up, accumulation, collection, mass (opp. apacaya). See on term Dhs.trsl. 195 & Cpd. 251, 252. — S.II, 94 (kāyassa ācayo pi apacayo pi); A.IV, 280 = Vin.II, 259 (opp. apacaya); Dhs.642, 685; Vbh.319, 326, 330; Vism.449; DhA.II, 25.

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ācaya (आचय).—

1) Collecting, gathering.

2) A collection, heap, plenty.

Derivable forms: ācayaḥ (आचयः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ācaya (आचय):—[=ā-caya] m. (√1. ci), ([gana] ākarṣādi q.v.) collection, plenty, [Nirukta, by Yāska]

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Acaya in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ācaya (ಆಚಯ):—[noun] the act of collecting; collection.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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