Appa: 3 definitions


Appa 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: 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.

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

Āppa (आप्प).—m.

(-ppaḥ) The sign Aquarius.

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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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