Apacaya: 9 definitions


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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

apacaya : (m.) falling off; diminution; unmaking.

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

Apacaya, (fr. apa + ci) falling off, diminution (opp. ācaya gathering, heaping up), unmaking, esp. loss (of wordliness), decrease (of possibility of rebirth Vin.II, 2 = III, 21 = IV.213; cp. J.III, 342; S.II, 95 (kāyassa ācayo pi apacayo pi); A.IV, 280 = Vin.II, 259 (opp. ācaya); J.III, 342 (sekho °ena na tappati); Vbh.106, 319, 326, 330. —gāmin going towards decrease, “making for the undoing of rebirth” (Dhs.trsl. 82) A.V, 243, 277; Dhs.277, 339, 505, 1014; Vbh.12, 16 sq.; Nett 87 (cp. Kvu 156). (Page 50)

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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

apacaya (अपचय).—m (S) Loss: also decline, decrease, deterioration.

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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-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apacaya (अपचय).—

1) Diminution, decrease, decay, decline, fall (fig. also.); कफापचयः (kaphāpacayaḥ) Dk.16; तेनास्यापचयं यान्ति व्याधे- र्मूलान्यशेषतः (tenāsyāpacayaṃ yānti vyādhe- rmūlānyaśeṣataḥ) Suśr. येषां राज्ञा सह स्यातामुच्चयापचयौ ध्रुवम् (yeṣāṃ rājñā saha syātāmuccayāpacayau dhruvam) H.3. 126. शिवस्योपचयं वीक्ष्य तथापचयमात्मनः (śivasyopacayaṃ vīkṣya tathāpacayamātmanaḥ) Śiva. B.25.32.

2) Loss, privation, failure, defect; H.3.126.

3) Name of several planetary mansions.

Derivable forms: apacayaḥ (अपचयः).

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

Apacaya (अपचय).—(m., = Pali id.), in good sense, diminution (sc. of karman, or worldliness; in Pali sometimes virtually = nirvāṇa): Avadāna-śataka ii.188.10; 189.6 °yāya, dat.; see saṃcaya.

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

Apacaya (अपचय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Loss, privation. 2. Respect, obeisance. E. apa opposite to, and caya from ci to collect, with ac aff.

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

1) Apacaya (अपचय):—[=apa-caya] [from apa-ci] m. diminution, decay, decrease, decline

2) [v.s. ...] Name of several planetary mansions.

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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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