Pancakashaya, Pañcakaṣāya, Panca-kashaya, Pancan-kashaya: 5 definitions



Pancakashaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pañcakaṣāya can be transliterated into English as Pancakasaya or Pancakashaya, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchakashaya.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pancakashaya in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Pañcakaṣāya (पञ्चकषाय) or simply Kaṣāya refers to the “five stains” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 91). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., pañca-kaṣāya). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pancakashaya in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pañcakaṣāya (पञ्चकषाय).—a decoction from the fruits of five plants (jambu, śālmali, vāṭyāla, bakula and badara).

Pañcakaṣāya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pañcan and kaṣāya (कषाय).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pañcakaṣāya (पञ्चकषाय):—[=pañca-kaṣāya] [from pañca] m. (?), a decoction from the fruits of 5 plants (the Jambū, Śālmali, Vāṭyāla, Bakula and Badara), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Pancakashaya in German

context information

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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