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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Caya means heaping, heaping up.

Source: Buddhist Information: A Survey of Paramattha Dhammas
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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).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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
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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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
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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.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Caya (चय).—[ci-ac]

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
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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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Puṣpacaya (पुष्पचय).—m. (-yaḥ) 1. A quantity of flowers. 2. Gathering flowers. E. puṣpa and cay...
Ugracaya (उग्रचय).—m. (-yaḥ) Desire. E. ugra fierce, caya a heap.
Rathyacaya (रथ्यचय).—a team of horses. Derivable forms: rathyacayaḥ (रथ्यचयः).Rathyacaya is a S...
Agnicaya (अग्निचय).—. arranging or keeping the sacred fire (agnyādhāna); चित्याग्निचित्ये च (ci...
Bhasmacaya (भस्मचय).—a heap of ashes. Derivable forms: bhasmacayaḥ (भस्मचयः).Bhasmacaya is a Sa...
Paṭi (पटि).—f. (-ṭiḥ or -ṭī) 1. A kind of cloth. 2. An aquatic plant: see kummikā. 3. The curta...
Odana (ओदन) refers to a “bowl of cooked rice”, according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāś...
Upacaya (उपचय).—m. (-yaḥ) 1. Quantity, heap. 2. Elevation. 3. Prosperity. 4. Excess. 5. The thi...
Apacaya (अपचय).—m. (-yaḥ) 1. Loss, privation. 2. Respect, obeisance. E. apa opposite to, and ca...
Apaciti (अपचिति).—f. (-tiḥ) 1. Loss. 2. Expense. 3. Annihilation. 4. Worship, reverence. E. apa...
Nicaya (निचय).—m. (-yaḥ) 1. Heap, assemblage, collection. 2. Certainty. 3. An assemblage of par...
Apacita (अपचित).—mfn. (-taḥ-tā-taṃ) 1. Saluted, honoured. 2. Diminished, expended, wasted. E. a...
caḍha (चढ).—m Ascent, acclivity, rise. Increase. Attacking. caḍha dēṇēṃ To incite or work up. c...
Ācaya (आचय).—1) Collecting, gathering.2) A collection, heap, plenty.Derivable forms: ācayaḥ (आच...
cināṭī (चिनाटी).—a Small-sized, diminutive, little, esp. as pretty or neat.

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