Acela, Ācela: 3 definitions



Acela 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 Achela.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

acela : (adj.) void of cloth; naked.

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

Acela, (adj. -n.) (a + cela) one who is not clothed, esp. t. t. for an anti-Buddhist naked ascetic D.I, 161, 165; III, 6, 12, 17 sq.; S.I, 78; J.V, 75. (Page 7)

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Ācela, in kañcanācela-bhūsita “adorned with golden clothes” Pv.II, 127 stands for cela°. (Page 96)

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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

Acela (अचेल).—(= Pali id.) m., a member of a sect of naked ascetics: Mahāvyutpatti 8467 (-dānam; compare Pali Vin. iv.92.3—5); Śikṣāsamuccaya 331.12.

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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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