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

Appesakkha, (adj.) (Acc. to Childers = Sk. *alpa + īśa + ākhya, the latter fr. ā + khyā “being called lord of little”; Trenckner on Miln.65 (see p. 422) says: “appesakkha & mahesakkha are traditionally expld. appaparivāra & mahāparivāra, the former, I suppose, from appe & sakkha (Sk. sākhya), the latter an imitation of it”. Thus the etym. would be “having little association or friendship” and resemble the term appasattha. The BSk. forms are alpeśākhya & maheśākhya, e. g. at Av. Ś II. 153; Divy 243) of little power, weak, impotent S.II, 229; Miln.65; Sdhp.89. (Page 58)

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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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