Kappiya: 4 definitions


Kappiya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit. 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: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

M Person who proposes himself/herself to help bhikkhus by performing various duties, notably that which the vinaya does not authorise to do (to open a fruit containing grains or a seed, re offer some food that was abandoned the day before, purchases, etc.)

Told about something that is convenient (or that has made convenient) and which a bhikkhu is entitled to accept (or to consume). Given that a bhikkhu cannot receive money, if someone wishes to offer some to him, he does remit it to a kappiya (or to someone who accepts to be his kappiya temporarily, during a trip for instance, in order to purchase some travel tickets and other things needed).

See also: The dayakas and the kappiyas

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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

kappiya : (adj.) appropriate; lawful; proper.

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

Kappiya, (adj.) (fr. kappa) 1. (cp. kappa II. 1a) according to rule, right, suitable, fitting, proper, appropriate (PvA. 26=anucchavika paṭirūpa) J. I, 392; DA. I, 9; PvA. 25, 141.— not right, not proper, unlawful Vin. I, 45, 211; II, 118; III, 20; (nt) that which is proper A. I, 84; Dhs. 1160;— ibid; —kappiyâkappiya (nt) that which is proper and that which is not J. I, 316; DA. I, 78. ‹-› 2. (cp. kappa II. 1b) connected with time, subject to kappa, i.e. temporal, of time, subject to saṃsāra; of devamanussā Sn. 521; na+of the Muni Sn. 914. In another sense (“belonging to an Age”) in cpd. paṭhama °-kāla the time of the first Age J. II, 352.— delivered from time, free from saṃsāra, Ep. of an Arahant Sn. 860; cp. Miln. 49, 50. See also kappika.

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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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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Kappiya (कप्पिय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Kalpita.

2) Kappiya (कप्पिय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kalpika.

3) Kappiyā (कप्पिया) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Kalpikā.

context information

Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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