Acchati: 3 definitions


Acchati 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 Achchhati.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Acchati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

acchati : (ās + a > sa > ccha) (ās + a; ā is shortened and sa changed to ccha), sits; remains; waits.

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

Acchati, (Vedic āsyati & āste, ās; cp. Gr. h_(stai) 1. to sit, to sit still Vin.I, 289; A.II, 15; It.120 (in set carati tiṭṭhati a. sayati, where otherwise nisinna stands for acchati); Vv 741 (= nisīdati VvA.298); PvA.4. — 2. to stay, remain, to leave alone Th.1, 936; J.IV, 306. — 3. to be, behave, live Vin.II, 195; D.I, 102; S.I, 212; Vv 112; Pv III, 31 (= nisīdati vasati PvA.188); Miln.88; DhA.I, 424. In this sense often pleonastic for finite verb, thus aggiṃ karitvā a. (= aggiṃ karoti) D.I, 102; aggiṃ paricaranto a. (= aggiṃ paricarati) DA.I, 270; tantaṃ pasārento a. (= tantaṃ pasāreti) DhA.I, 424. — Pot. acche It.110; aor. acchi Vin.IV, 308; DhA.I, 424. (Page 8)

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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

Acchati (अच्छति).—(= Pali id., Prakrit acchai), sits: acchā drume tuva Lalitavistara 343.2 (verse) sit at the tree!; [(pīṭhe) acchati Mahāvastu ii.379.5 (verse), but this is surely an error for acchambhī of Śikṣāsamuccaya 303.3, which meter requires;] kausīdyaṃ acchati Śikṣāsamuccaya 298.4 (could be sits in sloth, but might also be goes to sloth as Bendall assumes following Pischel 480; in Lalitavistara this is impossible).

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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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