Apacayati, Apacāyati: 3 definitions


Apacayati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. 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 Apachayati.

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Pali-English dictionary

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

apacāyati : (pa + cāy + a) honours; respects.

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

Apacāyati, (fr. apa-ci, cp. cināti & cayati, with diff. meaning in Sk.; better expld. perhaps as denom. fr. *apacāya in meaning of apacāyana, cp. apacita) to honour, respect, pay reverence D.I, 91 (pūjeti +); J.III, 82. ‹-› Pot. apace (for apaceyya, may be taken to apacināti 2) A.IV, 245; ThA.72 (here to apacināti 1). — pp. apacita (q. v.). (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»] — Apacayati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Apacayati (अपचयति).—[, honors: in Mahāvastu iii.138.8 (prose) ger. apacayitvā, so printed without v.l. or note. But elsewhere, as i.44.12, apacāyitvā is printed in the same phrase, and this should probably be read here. Misprint?]

Apacayati can also be spelled as Apacāyati (अपचायति).

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Apacāyati (अपचायति).—(only in Vedic and Br. language and in Pali id.), reveres, honors: °yanti Mahāvastu ii.259.10; 260.3; °yet Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 57.9; °yiṣyanti Mahāvastu iii.424.14; °yitvā Mahāvastu i.44.12 (= iii.138.8 where text °cay°, q.v.); °yanīyaḥ Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 57.2; apacāhi Mahāvastu ii.335.12 (verse), so mss. (§ 28.54); Senart em. apacinohi, metrical(ly) impossible; object smṛtiṃ; addressed to Māra: respect, have regard for (proper) mindfulness (wrongly Senart). For ppp. apacāyita see s.v.; Class. Sanskrit has apacita.

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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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