Accha, aka: Acchā; 4 Definition(s)


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Alternative spellings of this word include Achchha.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[Accha in Buddhism glossaries]

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

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Accha in Pali glossaries]

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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Accha in Sanskrit glossaries]

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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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