Accha, Acchā: 18 definitions

Introduction

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

Alternative spellings of this word include Achchha.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: gurumukhi.ru: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Accha (अच्छ):—[acchaṃ] Clear.

Source: Shodhganga: Portrayal of Animal Kingdom (Tiryaks) in Epics An Analytical study

Accha (अच्छ) (lit. “one who is pure”) is a synonym (another name) for the Bhallūka, according to scientific texts such as the Mṛgapakṣiśāstra (Mriga-pakshi-shastra) or “the ancient Indian science of animals and birds” by Hamsadeva, containing the varieties and descriptions of the animals and birds seen in the Sanskrit Epics such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Accha (अच्छ, “clear”) refers to one of the “twenty form objects” (rūpa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 34). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., accha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

accha : (adj.) clear; pure. (m.), a bear.

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

1) Accha, 4 (adj.) (Ved. ṛkṣa) hurtful, painful, bad DhA.IV, 163 (°ruja). (Page 8)

2) Accha, 3 = akkha2 (a die) see acci-bandha. (Page 8)

3) Accha, 2 (Vedic ṛkṣa = Gr. a)ρktos, Lat. ursus, Cymr. arth) a bear Vin.I, 200; A.III, 101; J.V, 197, 406, 416; Miln.23, 149. At J.VI, 507 accha figures as N. of an animal, but is in expln. taken in the sense of accha4 (acchā nāma aghammigā C.). Note. Another peculiar form of accha is P. ikka (q. v.). (Page 8)

4) Accha, 1 (adj.) (cp. Sk. accha, dial., to ṛc (see accati), thus “shining”; cp. Sk. ṛkṣa bald, bare and Vedic ṛkvan bright. Monier-Williams however takes it as a + cha fr. chad, thus “not covered, not shaded”) clear, transparent Vin.I, 206 (°kañjika); D.I, 76 (maṇi = tanucchavi DA.I, 221), 80 (udakapatta), 84 (udaka-rahada); M.I, 100; S.II, 281 (°patta); III, 105 (id.); A.I, 9; J.II, 100 (udaka); Vv 7910 (vāri); DA.I, 113 (yāgu).

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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

Accha (अच्छ).—a. [na chayati dṛṣṭim; cho-ka. na. ta., nirmale hi vastuni dṛṣṭiḥ prasarati na tu samale ābhyantaraparyantaṃ dhāvati Tv.] Clear pellucid, transparent, pure; मुक्ताच्छदन्तच्छविदन्तुरेयम् (muktācchadantacchavidantureyam) U.6.27; °स्फटिकविशदम् (sphaṭikaviśadam) Me.51; °श्रमजलकणिका (śramajalakaṇikā) K.57; किं रत्नमच्छा मतिः (kiṃ ratnamacchā matiḥ) Bv.1.86.

-cchaḥ 1 A crystal.

2) [na chāti bhakṣa- yati nāśitasattvaṃ; chā bhakṣaṇe-ka. na. ta. Tv.] A bear; cf. also °भल्ल (bhalla).

3) Name of a plant.

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Accha (अच्छ) or Acchā (अच्छा).—ind. Ved. To, towards (with acc.). It is a kind of separable preposition or prefix to verbs and verbal derivatives, especially to such as imply some kind of motion, or speaking; (accha gatyarthavadeṣu P.I.4.69); °इ (i) or गम् (gam) to go to, attain, as अच्छ गत्य (accha gatya); °नश्-क्ष् (naś-kṣ) to go near, approach; °नी () to lead towards; °नु (nu) to call out to; °पत् (pat) to fly towards रघुः श्येनः पतयत् अन्धः अच्छ (raghuḥ śyenaḥ patayat andhaḥ accha) Rv.5.45.9. °वन्द् (vand) to salute; °वच् (vac) to invite Śabara interprets the word अच्छ (accha) in the text यूपमच्छेष्यता होतव्यम् (yūpamaccheṣyatā hotavyam) to mean, 'in order to have'; अच्छशब्दो हि आप्तु- मित्यर्थे वर्तते (acchaśabdo hi āptu- mityarthe vartate) | ŚB. on MS.1.1.9.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Accha (अच्छ).—mfn.

(-cchaḥ-cchā-cchaṃ) Clear, transparent. m. (ccha) 1. A bear. 2. Crystal. ind. Fronting, before, in presence of. E. a neg. or comparative, and ccho to cut, aff. ḍa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Accha (अच्छ).— (akin to 1. akṣa), adj., f. chā. Transparent, clear, [Meghadūta, (ed. Gildemeister.)] 52.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Accha (अच्छ).—1. acchā [adverb] close by, here; [preposition] to, towards ([accusative]); often °— in verbs.

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Acchā (अच्छा).—[adverb] close by, here; [preposition] to, towards ([accusative]); often °— in verbs.

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Accha (अच्छ).—2. [adjective] clear, transparent, clean, pure.

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

1) Accha (अच्छ):—[=a-ccha] 1. a-ccha mfn. ([from] a + cha for chad or chaya, √chad), ‘not shaded’, ‘not dark, pellucid’, transparent, clear

2) [v.s. ...] m. a crystal, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

3) 2. accha m. (corruption of ṛkṣa), a bear.

4) 3. accha (so at the end of a pāda), or usually acchā ind., [Vedic or Veda] to, towards (governing [accusative] and rarely the locative). It is a kind of separable preposition or prefix to verbs and verbal derivatives, as in the following.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Accha (अच्छ):—I. m. f. n.

(-cchaḥ-cchā-ccham) Clear, transparent. See cha. Ii. m.

(-cchaḥ) 1) Crystal.

2) A bear (see ṛkṣa). Iii. ind. (see nipāta) A kind of preposition (or gati q. v.) with the meaning of ‘to, unto, before, in front’, or ‘obtaining, taking possession of’. Its use seems to be restricted to the vaidik literature where it appears, for the most part, in the protracted form acchā. It occurs only in conjunction with verbs implying motion or speech—especially with aj, i, gam, yā, naś, nu, vā, vac, vad—either preceding or following them and requiring the noun which depends upon this combination to stand in the accusative or in the locative; the latter case, however, is only exceptional.— The word is given also in the form accham. E. unknown. That which is given is: a neg. and cho, kṛt affix ka, ‘not cutting or injuring sc. the sight’ and would refer only to I. and to Ii. 1. in the sense of ‘not easily cut’.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Accha (अच्छ):—[(chaḥ-chā-chaṃ) a.] Clear. 1. m. A bear.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Accha (अच्छ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit words: Accha, Acchā.

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Accha 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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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Acchā (अच्छा) [Also spelled achchha]:—(a) good; fine; excellent; pleasant; righteous; sound; genuine; (adv) well; correctly, granted; (int) all right, well done; so long; —[khāsā] fairly good; adequate;—[burā] good and bad;—[karanā] to cure (of an ailment);—[to yaha mājarā hai] that accounts for the milk in the cocoanut; —[laganā] to have a liking (for): [acchī kaṭanā/gujatanā/bītanā] to have good time; [acche-acche] big guns, those who matter, significant people; [acche-bure kī tamīja honā] to know a hawk from a handsaw; [acche se pālā paḍanā] to encounter a difficult/unmanageable person.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Accha (अच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Ācchid.

2) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Accha.

3) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Ṛkṣa.

4) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Āccha.

5) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Accha.

6) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Akṣi.

7) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kaccha.

8) Accha (अच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Vṛkṣa.

9) Acchā (अच्छा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Acchā.

10) Acchā (अच्छा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kakṣā.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Accha (ಅಚ್ಛ):—[adjective] free from impurity, stain; pure; clear.

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Accha (ಅಚ್ಛ):—

1) [noun] a solid body whose atoms are arranged in a definite pattern, outwardly expressed by geometrical form with plane faces; a crystal.

2) [noun] anything bright and clear.

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Accha (ಅಚ್ಛ):—[noun] a carnivorous animal with long shaggy hair and hooked claws; a bear.

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Accha (ಅಚ್ಛ):—[noun] a wind instrument (as ನಾದಸ್ವರ [nadasvara]) used on auspicious occasions.

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Acchā (ಅಚ್ಛಾ):—

1) [noun] = ಅಚ್ಚೆ [acce]3;2) [noun] ಅಚ್ಛಾ ಮಾಡು [accha madu] acccāmāḍu to fondle excessively.

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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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