Pacchimaka: 3 definitions


Pacchimaka means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Pachchhimaka.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pacchimaka in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pacchimaka : (adj.) last; meanest.

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

Pacchimaka, (adj.) (fr. pacchima) 1. last, latest (opp. purimaka) Vin. II, 9; Nd2 284 D. =Th. 1, 202; DhsA. 262; J. VI, 151.—2. lowest, meanest J. I, 285 (pacchimakā itthiyo). (Page 386)

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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

[«previous next»] — Pacchimaka in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Pacchimaka (पच्छिमक) or Paścimaka.—q.v.

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Pacchimaka (पच्छिमक) or Paścimaka.—f. °ikā, adj. (= Pali pacchi°; to Sanskrit paścima, -ka svārthe), (1) last, latest, later, subse- quent: paścimake samucchraye Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 68.7 (verse), in his last body (incarnation); paści° Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 27.14 (verse); pacchi°, v.l. paści° Mahāvastu iii.232.15 (verse); the rest in prose; paści° Mahāvastu i.348.10; ii.273.5, 10; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 51.13; Bodhisattvabhūmi 283.8; 356.7; paścimikāyāṃ Vajracchedikā Hoernle [Manuscript Remains of Buddhist literature found in Eastern Turkestan] 187.8 (ed. Vajracchedikā 35.4 °māyāṃ); (tac ca) paścimakaṃ dāridryam Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 67.3, and that was his last poverty (i.e. he was never poor again); (etāvan me samucchrayasya) °makaṃ parinirvāṇaṃ Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 43.13, perhaps this (lit. so far) is the final complete nirvāṇa of my body, or there is final etc. (? Tibetan ṅaḥi lus ḥdi tham mya ṅan las ḥdaḥ ba ḥo); (2) western: (mahāpṛthivī…purastimaṃ, v.l. °mena) unnamati paścimakaṃ (one ms. °mako, v.l. pacchimako; Senart em.) onamati Mahāvastu iii.256.8, in the west.

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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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