Apacayana, Apacāyana: 4 definitions


Apacayana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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 Apachayana.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apacayana in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

apacāyana : (nt.) worship; reverence. || apacāyanā (f.), worship; reverence.

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

Apacāyana, (nt.) (abstr. fr. apa + cāy, which is itself a der. fr. ci, cināti) honouring, honour, worship, reverence J.I, 220; V, 326; DA.I, 256 (°kamma); VvA.24 (°ṃ karoti = añjalikaṃ karoti); PvA.104 (°kara, adj.), 128 (+ paricariya). (Page 51)

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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 dictionary

[«previous next»] — Apacayana in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Apacāyanā (अपचायना).—(= Pali id.), the paying of respect, honoring: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 144.3; 148.6; 151.5; 161.3; Mahāvyutpatti 1758; Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 59.3.

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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

[«previous next»] — Apacayana in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Apacayana (अपचयन) [Also spelled apchayan]:—(nm) reduction; catabolism.

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