Paccha, Pacchā: 5 definitions


Paccha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pachchha.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pacchā : (ind.) afterwards.

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

Pacchā, (adv.) (Vedic paścā & paścāt see pacchato) behind, aft, after, afterwards, back; westward D. I, 205; Sn. 645, 773, 949; Nd1 33 (=pacchā vuccati anāgataṃ, pure vuccati atītaṃ); Nd2 395; Dh. 172, 314, 421; Pv. I, 111, 115 (opp. purato); II, 99 (=aparabhāge PvA. 116); PvA. 4, 50, 88; VvA. 71.

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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 dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pacchā (पच्छा).—(em.; Pali id.) or better pacche (with mss.), MIndic for Sanskrit paścā(t), behind: te dāni kusumāni pa° dṛṣṭvā anugacchanti Mahāvastu ii.106.2, they now seeing the flowers (which she had left) behind (her), follow after. The mss. reading may stand, possibly as a blend of pacchā = paścāt with its synonym pṛṣṭhe, in the rear, behind; in any case it is supported by the statement of Hemacandra 1.79 that in AMg. (ārṣe) pacche-(kammaṃ) may be used for paścāt-, and by the stem paśca, q.v., even in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], in loc. paści m.c. for paśce, and in composition

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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 (even English!). 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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Paccha (पच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Prārtha.

2) Paccha (पच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pathya.

3) Paccha (पच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Paścāt.

4) Pacchā (पच्छा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Paścāt.

5) Pacchā (पच्छा) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Pathyā.

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Pācchā (ಪಾಚ್ಛಾ):—

1) [noun] a muslim king or emperor.

2) [noun] a rich, influential man.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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