Aniccha, Anicchā: 17 definitions


Aniccha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Anichchha.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Anicchā (अनिच्छा) [=Anicchāta?] means “without desire” (i.e., one who desires this and that spontaneously), according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The (power) that shares in Śiva’s attributes has arisen without (prior) reflection (acintitā) like the light of the rays in the sun and (the power) to burn within fire. It is Śiva’s will in the form of the Transmental and With Mind, (arisen as) both non-dual and dual (respectively). ‘I desire this and that spontaneously (anicchāta lit. ‘without desire’)’—that is this desire, the action within Śiva that has arisen as the supreme power who is the Transmental and With Mind”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anicchā (अनिच्छा) refers to the “absence of one’s concurrence”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.31 (“Description of Śiva’s magic”).—Accordingly, as the Gods said to Bṛhaspati: “O revered preceptor, please go to the abode of Himavat for the fulfilment of our task. After going there, you shall make disparaging remarks about the trident-bearing deity. Pārvatī will not marry any other person except Śiva. The mountain will derive the benefit only after sometime if he gives the daughter in marriage without his full concurrence (anicchā). Let the mountain stay on earth for the present. O preceptor, you shall make him stay on the earth as he is the support of many gems”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anicchā : (f.) disliking; dispassion.

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

Anicchā, (f.) (an + icchā) dispassion S v.6; adj. °a without desires, not desiring Sn.707. (Page 33)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

aniccha (अनिच्छ).—a S That is without desire or wish; indifferent.

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anicchā (अनिच्छा).—f (S) Freedom from or absence of desire. Ex. viṣayācī a0 asāvī.

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

aniccha (अनिच्छ).—a That is without a wish.

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anicchā (अनिच्छा).—f Freedom from wish.

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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

Aniccha (अनिच्छ).—a. Not desirous, unwilling, averse, reluctant; अनिच्छन्तमपि मां (anicchantamapi māṃ) against my will.

See also (synonyms): anicchaka, anicchu, anicchuka, anicchat.

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Anicchā (अनिच्छा).—Unwillingness, indifference, reluctance.

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

Aniccha (अनिच्छ).—mfn.

(-cchaḥ-cchā-cchaṃ) Undesirous, averse, indifferent: so anicchaka. E. an, and icchā wish.

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Anicchā (अनिच्छा).—f.

(-cchā) Indifference, absence of wish or desire. E. an neg. icchā desire.

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

Anicchā (अनिच्छा).—f. absence of intention; ºchhayā, involuntarily, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 11, 124.

— Comp. Mahā-iccha, adj. 1. highminded. 2. liberal. Yatheccham, i. e. yathā-iccha + m, adv. according to one’s wish, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 189, 21.

Anicchā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms an and icchā (इच्छा).

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

Anicchā (अनिच्छा).—[feminine] want of desire, indifference, dislike; [instrumental] without intention.

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

1) Aniccha (अनिच्छ):—[=an-iccha] mfn. or an-icchaka or an-icchat undesirous, averse, unwilling

2) [v.s. ...] not intending.

3) Anicchā (अनिच्छा):—[=an-icchā] [from an-iccha] f. absence of wish or design, indifference.

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

Aniccha (अनिच्छ):—I. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-cchaḥ-cchā-ccham) Undesirous, in-different, disliking. E. a priv. and icchā. Ii. [tatpurusha compound] f.

(-cchā) Absence of wish or desire, indifference, dislike. E. a neg. and icchā.

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

Aniccha (अनिच्छ):—[ani+ccha] (cchaḥ-cchā-cchaṃ) a. Averse from; indifferent. Also anicchu.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anicchā (अनिच्छा) [Also spelled anichchha]:—(nf) reluctance, unwillingness.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Anicchā (अनिच्छा):—n. 1. lack of desire; 2. disinclination; 3. reluctance;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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