Nicaya, aka: Nicāya; 4 Definition(s)


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Pali-English dictionary

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nicaya : (m.) accumulation; heaping up.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Nicaya, (Sk. nicaya, ni+caya, cp. nicita) heaping up, accumulation; wealth, provisions S. I, 93, 97; Vin. V, 172 (°sannidhi). See also necayika. (Page 355)

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nicaya (निचय).—

1) A collection, heap, multitude; निचय इवाम्बुमुचां नगाधिराजः (nicaya ivāmbumucāṃ nagādhirājaḥ) (dadṛśe) Ki.4.37.

2) Store, stock, provisions; as षण्मासनिचयः (ṣaṇmāsanicayaḥ) Ms.6.18; सर्वे क्षयान्ता निचयाः (sarve kṣayāntā nicayāḥ) Rām.7.52.11.

3) An assemblage of parts consisting a whole; as in शरीरनिचयः (śarīranicayaḥ)

4) Certainty.

Derivable forms: nicayaḥ (निचयः).

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Nicāya (निचाय).—A heap.

Derivable forms: nicāyaḥ (निचायः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nicaya (निचय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Heap, assemblage, collection. 2. Certainty. 3. An assemblage of parts constituting a whole. E. ni before, ci to collect, affix bhāve 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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