Anigha, aka: Anīgha; 4 Definition(s)


Anigha means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

A Pacceka Buddha; occurs in a list of Pacceka Buddhas. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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anigha : (adj.) free from trouble. || anīgha (adj.) free from trouble.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Anigha, see nigha1 and īgha. Anicca, see Nicca. (Page 33)

— or —

Anīgha, see nigha1 and cp. īgha. (Page 33)

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

Anigha (अनिघ).—adj. (= Pali id., also anīgha), free from evil (? see nigha, nīgha); occurs chiefly (in Pali literature, aside from commentarial etymologies, only) in the neg. form; ep. of Buddha, or at least of perfected saints. In Pali often rendered calm, unperturbed, but it seems that free from evil (whether sin, pāpa, or misery, duḥkha) will suffice in all Pali and BHS occurrences. Regularly in lists of formulaic epithets which give little clue to a more precise meaning: LV 358.5; Mv ii.397.16; iii.400.2 (same verse in Pali Sn 534 with anigha); 418.14; Ud xxix.34; Gv 284.6.

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