Caya; 6 Definition(s)
Caya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Chaya.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
Caya means heaping, heaping up.Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas
Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).
Languages of India and abroad
caya : (m.) piling; heaping; a mass.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
Caya, (from cināti) piling, heaping; collection, mass Vin. II, 117; DhsA. 44; in building: a layer Vin. II, 122, 152. As —° one who heaps up, a collector, hoarder M. I, 452 (nikkha°, khetta°, etc.). See also ā°, apa°, upa°. (Page 262)Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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.
caya (चय).—m S Collecting or a collection; assembling or an assemblage. Ex. of comp. apacaya, sañcaya, samu- ccaya. 2 A. or G. progression.Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
1) An assemblage; collection, multitude, heap, mass; चयस्त्विषामित्यवधारितं पुरा (cayastviṣāmityavadhāritaṃ purā) Śi.1.3; मृदां चयः (mṛdāṃ cayaḥ) U.2.7 a lump of clay; कचानां चयः (kacānāṃ cayaḥ) Bh.1.5 a braid of hair; so चमरीचयः (camarīcayaḥ) Śi.4.6; कुसुमचय, तुषारचय (kusumacaya, tuṣāracaya) &c.
2) A mound of earth raised to form the foundation of a building.
3) A mound of earth raised from the ditch of a fort.
4) A rampart.
5) The gate of a fort.
6) A seat, stool.
7) A pile of buildings, any edifice.
8) Stacked wood.
9) A cover or covering.
1) Arranging or keeping the sacred fire; cf. अग्निचय (agnicaya).
11) The amount by which each term increases, the common increase or difference of the terms (in a progression).
Derivable forms: cayaḥ (चयः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Caya (चय).—m. (yaḥ) 1. An assemblage, a multitude. 2. A heap, a collection. 3. A mound of earth, raised to form the foundation of a building. 4. A rampart or mound of earth raised from the ditch of a fort. 5. The gate of a fort. 6. Any ediflce. 7. A seat, a stool. 8. A cover, a covering. E. ci to collect, aff. ac.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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Ugracaya (उग्रचय).—m. (-yaḥ) Desire. E. ugra fierce, caya a heap.
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caḍha (चढ).—m Ascent, acclivity, rise. Increase. Attacking. caḍha dēṇēṃ To incite or work up. c...
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cināṭī (चिनाटी).—a Small-sized, diminutive, little, esp. as pretty or neat.
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caḍhaṇēṃ (चढणें).—v i To ascend, mount, climb. To increase, augment, rise,swell. To rise into t...
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A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (by Sujin Boriharnwanaket)
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)