Appa: 3 definitions
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
appa : (adj.) small; little; insignificant. (nt.), a little.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Appa, (adj.) (Vedic alpa, cp. Gr. a)lapάzw (lapάzw) to empty (to make little), a)lapadnόs weak; Lith. alpnas weak, alpstù to faint) small, little, insignificant, often in the sense of “very little = (next to) nothing” (so in most cpds.); thus expld. at VvA.334 as equivalent to a negative part. (see appodaka) D.I, 61 (opp. mahant, DA.I, 170 = parittaka); Sn.713, 775, 805, 896 (= appaka, omaka, thoka, lamaka, jatukka, parittaka Nd1 306); Dh.174; J.I, 262; Pug.39. — nt. appaṃ a little, a small portion, a trifle; pl. appāni small things, trifles A.II, 26 = It.102; A.II, 138; Dh.20 (= thokaṃ eka-vagga-dvi-vagga-mattam pi DhA.I, 158), 224 (°smiṃ yācito asked for little), 259.
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-ppaḥ) The sign Aquarius.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with (+104): Appa shastrin, Appa suri, Appa yajvan, Appabadha, Appabhakkha, Appabhoga, Appabhoti, Appaccaya, Appacinti, Appadassa, Appadhamsa, Appadhamsika, Appadhamsita, Appadhamsiya, Appadhappa, Appadhoppa, Appaduttha, Appagabbha, Appagandha, Appaggha.
Ends with (+61): Abhijappa, Acinnakappa, Ahirika Anottappa, Akappa, Allakappa, Ammaiyappa, Anottappa, Antarakappa, Appadhappa, Atappa, Avasakappa, Ayukappa, Ayyappa, Bappa, Basappa, Bhaddakappa, Bhinnahirottappa, Brahmakappa, Bussappa, Canndalakappa.
Full-text (+54): Appamatta, Appodaka, Narayanastavaraja, Nigghosa, Appamannati, Thamaka, Alpaguna, Phalata, Appaphalata, Appa yajvan, Appapunnata, Appapanna, Appamiddha, Appayuka, Apparajakkha, Appasattha, Appakiṇṇa, Appapunna, Appagandha, Appassaka.
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Village Folk-tales of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), vol. 1-3 (by Henry Parker)
Story 30 - The Jackal And The Hare < [Part I - Stories told by the Cultivating Caste and Vaeddas]
Story 13 - The Golden Kaekiri Fruit < [Part I - Stories told by the Cultivating Caste and Vaeddas]
Story 6 - The Millet Trader < [Part I - Stories told by the Cultivating Caste and Vaeddas]
Introducing Buddhist Abhidhamma (by Kyaw Min, U)
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Nayanar 28: Thirugnana Sambandar (Tirujnana Campantar) < [Volume 4.1.1 - A comparative study of the Shaivite saints the Thiruthondathogai]
A fragment of the Babylonian 'Dibbara' epic (by Morris Jastrow)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)