Akalpa, Ākalpa: 15 definitions


Akalpa means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Akalpa (अकल्प) refers to “not making any thought-construction”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then on that occasion the Lord uttered these verses: [...] (109) Being aware of that vices are just like a mass of clouds, examining the dharma correctly, and not making any thought-construction or fiction (akalpa-avikalpa), this is to transcend the Māra inherent in vices. (110) He who knows that there is no arising of birth, death, or transmigration, and there is no coming or going of the dharmas, he is not subject to the Māra of death.[...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

ākalpa (आकल्प).—ad (S ā & kalpa) To the end of a day of Brahma (a period of 432,000,000 years), i. e. to the end of the world or until a far-distant period.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

ākalpa (आकल्प).—ad Until a far-distant period.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akalpa (अकल्प).—a. [na. ba.]

1) Uncontrolled, not subject to control or rules, unrestrained, unfettered.

2) Weak, unable.

3) Incomparable.

4) Incapable, unfit.

-lpaḥ A patient; Nigh.

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Ākalpa (आकल्प).—

1) an ornament, decoration; आत्मानं भूषयाञ्चक्रुर्वस्त्राकल्पाञ्जनादिभिः (ātmānaṃ bhūṣayāñcakrurvastrākalpāñjanādibhiḥ) Bhāgavata 1.5.9. आकल्पसारो रूपाजीवा- जनः (ākalpasāro rūpājīvā- janaḥ) Daśakumāracarita 68; K.313,365; R.17.22,18.52.

2) Dress (in general), accoutrement.

3) Sickness, disease.

4) Adding to, increasing.

Derivable forms: ākalpaḥ (आकल्पः).

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Ākalpa (आकल्प).—Sickness, disease.

Derivable forms: ākalpam (आकल्पम्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Ākalpa (आकल्प).—(m.), probably = Pali ākappa in sense of behavior, deportment ([Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]): Gaṇḍavyūha 22.20 (prose) vividhākal- peryāpathānāṃ…manuṣyāṇāṃ, men of various deport- ment and behavior (see īryāpatha 4); and 22.24 nāneryā- pathākalpavihāriṇaṃ (janakāyaṃ). (The meaning adorn- ment attributed to this word in Skt surely does not fit.)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākalpa (आकल्प).—m.

(-lpaḥ) 1. Ornament, decoration. 2. Encreasing, adding to, improving. 3. Sickness, disease. E. āṅ before kṛp to be able, to be weak, &c. ghañ aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākalpa (आकल्प).—i. e. ā-kḷp + a, m. Ornament, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 195, 5.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akalpa (अकल्प).—[adjective] unfit for ([accusative]); unable to, incapable of ([locative], [infinitive], or —°).

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Ākalpa (आकल्प).—1. [masculine] ornament.

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Ākalpa (आकल्प).—2. (°—) = seq.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Akalpa (अकल्प):—[=a-kalpa] mf(ā)n. not subject to rules, uncontrolled

2) [v.s. ...] not admitting (any comparison pratimānam), [Ṛg-veda i, 102, 6]

3) [v.s. ...] unable to ([locative case] or [Infinitive mood] or in [compound])

4) Ākalpa (आकल्प):—[=ā-kalpa] 1. ā-kalpa m. = kalpana q.v., [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

5) [v.s. ...] ornament, decoration, [Mahābhārata iii, 13373; Bhāgavata-purāṇa; Raghuvaṃśa etc.]

6) [from ā-kalpa] 2. ākalpa (in [compound] for ā-kalpam).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akalpa (अकल्प):—[bahuvrihi compound] m.

(-lpaḥ) Uncontrolled (lit. not subject to rules or precepts; a vaidik epithet of Indra). E. a priv. and kalpa.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Ākalpa (आकल्प):—[ā-kalpa] (lpaḥ) 1. m. Ornament; increasing; sickness.

2) Akalpa (अकल्प):—[a-kalpa] (lpaḥ-lpā-lpaṃ) a. Unable, weak, impotent.

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

Akalpa (अकल्प) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Akappa.

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Akalpa in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akalpa (ಅಕಲ್ಪ):—

1) [adjective] not subject to or governed by the rules of religious scripture.

2) [adjective] uncontrolled; unrestrained; unfettered.

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Akalpa (ಅಕಲ್ಪ):—[noun] an unfettered, uncontrolled, indomitable man.

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Ākalpa (ಆಕಲ್ಪ):—

1) [noun] a small item, usu. of metal such as gold, silver, etc., that adorns, embellishes, adds grace or beauty; an ornament.

2) [noun] a woven fabric used to cover the body.

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Ākalpa (ಆಕಲ್ಪ):—[adverb] upto the end of a relatively large division of time or age.

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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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