Accha; 3 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Achchha.

In Buddhism


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

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise 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).

—odaka having clear water, with clear water (of lotus ponds) Vv 4411; 815; f. °odikā Vv 412 = 602. (Page 8)

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

General definition (in Buddhism)

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 (eg., accha). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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