Geyya: 3 definitions


Geyya means something in 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The second section of the Tipitaka arranged according to matter (angavasena). It includes all the suttas composed in verse, especially the whole Sagathakavagga of the Samyutta Nikaya. DA.i.23f.

context information

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

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

geyya : (adj.) that which is to be sung. (nt.), a poem; a certain style of literature. || ñeyya (adj.), what should be understood.

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

Geyya, (nt.) (grd. of gāyati, Sk. geya) a certain style of Buddhist literature consisting of mixed prose & verse. It is only found in the ster. enum of the Scriptures in their ninefold division, beginning suttaṃ geyyaṃ veyyākaraṇaṃ. See under navaṅga. (Page 254)

Pali book cover
context information

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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