Apacina, Apācīna: 6 definitions

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Apacina 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 Apachina.

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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

apācīna : (adj.) westerly.

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

Apācīna, (adj.) (Vedic apācīna; cp. apācaḥ & apāka, western; to Lat. opācus, orig. turned away (from the east or the sun) i. e. opposite, dark) westerly, backward, below S.III, 84; It.120 (apācīnaṃ used as adv. and taking here the place of adho in combn. with uddhaṃ tiriyaṃ; the reading is a conjecture of Windisch’s, the vv. ll. are apācinaṃ; apācini, apāci & apāminaṃ, C. expls. by heṭṭhā). (Page 53)

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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

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apācīna (अपाचीन).—a. [apācyāṃ bhavaḥ kha]

1) Situated backwards or behind, turned backwards.

2) Not visible, imperceptible; यो अपाचीने तमसि मदन्तीःप्राचीश्चकार नृऽतमः शचीभिः (yo apācīne tamasi madantīḥprācīścakāra nṛ'tamaḥ śacībhiḥ) Rv.7.6.4.

3) Southern.

4) Western.

5) Opposite.

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

Apācīna (अपाचीन).—mfn.

(-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. South, southern. 2. Opposite. E. apāc and kha aff.

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

Apācīna (अपाचीन).—([feminine] apācī) turned back, western. [neuter] apāk [adverb] west.

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

1) Apācīna (अपाचीन):—[from apāñc] mfn. situated backwards, behind, western, [Ṛg-veda vii, 6, 4 and 78, 3; Atharva-veda vi, 91, 1], turned back, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) [v.s. ...] southern, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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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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