Agga: 4 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

agga : (adj.) the highest; the top-most. (m.), the end; the top. || añña (adj.) other; another; else. aññā (f.) perfect knowledge; arahantship.

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

1) Agga, 2 (nt.) (only —°) (a contracted form of agāra) a (small) house, housing, accomodation; shelter, hut; hall. dān° a house of donation, i. e. a public or private house where alms are given J.III, 470; IV, 379, 403; VI, 487; PvA.121; Miln.2. salāk° a hut where food is distributed to the bhikkhus by tickets, a food office J.I, 123, VvA.75. (Page 4)

2) Agga, 1 (adj. n.) (Vedic agra; cp. Av. agrō first; Lith. agrs early) 1. (adj; ) (a.) of time: the first, foremost Dpvs.IV, 13 (saṅgahaṃ first collection). See cpds. — (b.) of space: the highest, topmost, J.I, 52 (°sākhā). — (c.) of quality: illustricus, excellent, the best, highest, chief Vin.IV, 232 (agga-m-agga) most excellent, D.II, 4: S.I, 29 (a. sattassa Sambuddha); A.II, 17 = Pv IV.347 (lokassa Buddho aggo (A: aggaṃ) pavuccati); It.88, 89; Sn.875 (suddhi); PvA.5. Often combd. with seṭṭha (best), e. g. D.II, 15; S.III, 83, 264. — 2. (nt.) top, point. (a.) lit.: the top or tip (nearly always —°); as ār° point of an awl Sn.625, 631; Dh.401; kus° tip of a blade of grass Dh.70; Sdhp.349; tiṇ° id PvA.241; dum° top of a tree J.II, 155; dhaj° of a banner S.I, 219; pabbat° of a mountain Sdhp.352; sākh° of a branch PvA.157; etc. — (b.) fig. the best part, the ideal, excellence, prominence, first place, often to be trsl. as adj. the highest, best of all etc. S.II, 29 (aggena aggassa patti hoti: only the best attain to the highest); Mhvs 7, 26. Usually as —°; e. g. dum° the best of trees, an excellent tree Vv 3541 (cp. VvA.161); dhan° plenty D.III, 164; madhur° S.I, 41, 161, 237; bhav° the best existence S.III, 83; rūp° extraordinary beauty J.I, 291; lābh° highest gain J.III, 127; sambodhi-y-agga highest wisdom Sn.693 (= sabbaññuta-ñāṇan SnA 489; the best part or quality of anything, in enumeration of the five “excellencies” of first-fruits (panca aggāni, after which the N. Pañcaggadāyaka), viz. khettaggan rās° koṭṭh° kumbhi° bhojan° SnA 270. sukh° perfect bliss Sdhp.243. Thus frequent in phrase aggaṃ akkhāyati to deserve or receive the highest praise, to be the most excellent D.I, 124; S.III, 156, 264; A.II, 17 (Tathāgato); It.87 (id.); Nd2 517 D (appamādo); Miln.183. — 3. Cases as adv.: aggena (Instr.) in the beginning, beginning from, from (as prep.), by (id.) Vin.II, 167. (aggena gaṇhāti to take from, to subtract, to find the difference; Kern Toev. s. v. unnecessarily changes aggena into agghena), 257 (yadaggena at the moment when or from, foll. by tad eva “then”; cp. agge), 294 (bhikkh° from alms); Vbh.423 (vass° by the number of years). aggato (Abl.) in the beginning Sn.217 (+ majjhato, sesato). aggato kata taken by its worth, valued, esteemed Th.2, 386, 394. agge (loc) 1. at the top A.II, 201 (opp. mūle at the root); J.IV, 156 (id.); Sn.233 (phusit° with flowers at the top: supupphitaggasākhā KhA 192); J.II, 153 (ukkh°); III, 126 (kūp°). — 2 (as prep.) from. After, since, usually in phrases yad° (foll. by tad°) from what time, since what date D.I, 152; II, 206; & ajja-t-agge from this day, after today D.I, 85; M.I, 528; A.V, 300; Sn.p. 25 (cp. BSk. adyāgrena Av. Ś II.13); at the end: bhattagge after a meal Vin.II, 212.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Agga (अग्ग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Agrava.

2) Agga (अग्ग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Agra.

3) Agga (अग्ग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Agra.

4) Agga (अग्ग) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Agrya.

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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

Agga (ಅಗ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] condition or fact of price being low; cheapness of price.

2) [noun] want of worth; worthlessness.

3) [noun] loss of respect, honour or importance;4) [noun] ಅಗ್ಗಮಾಡು [aggamadu] aggamāḍu to lower another’s respect or esteem; to look down; to regard as inferior; ಅಗ್ಗವಾಗು [aggavagu] aggavāgu to become cheap; to lose price in the selling market 2. to lose one’s respect or esteem; ಅಗ್ಗದ ಆಸೆ ಮುಗ್ಗಿದ ಜೋಳ [aggada ase muggida jola] aggada āse muggida jōḷa (prov.) something that costs little and is of very bad quality; cheap and nasty; cheapness hardly ensures good quality; ಅಗ್ಗಸೂರೆ ಅನ್ನವೆಂದು ಸೀರೆ ಬಿಚ್ಚಿ ಉಂಡಳು [aggasure annavemdu sire bicci umdalu] aggasūre annavendu sīre bicci uṇḍaḷu (prov.) to cut large shives of another man’s loaf; better belly burst than meal and good drink be lost.

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Agga (ಅಗ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] the amount of money for which something is sold or offered; intrinsic worth; price; value.

2) [noun] that which renders anything useful or estimable and the degree of this quality; intrinsic value; pre-eminence; moral excellence.

3) [noun] good quality, competence or ability in which one excels others.

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Agga (ಅಗ್ಗ):—

1) [noun] the foremost point or part; tip; apex.

2) [noun] the front portion.

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Agga (ಅಗ್ಗ):—[noun] a twist of fibre used to fasten or bind; a rope.

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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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