Papiyas, Pāpīyas: 7 definitions


Papiyas 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Pāpīyas (पापीयस्) refers to a “sinner”, whose attributes include wickedness (durvṛtta), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.1.17. Accordingly, as Guṇanidhi, who was addicted to gambling (dyūta), was told by his mother as follows:—“[...] emulate your father [Yajñadatta] in form (rūpa), fame (yaśas) and traditional activity (kulaśīla). Why don’t you feel ashamed? Cast off your wickedness (durvṛtta). [...] Your father has never been a sinner (Pāpīyas). He strictly follows the path of the Vedas and Smṛtis [viz., śruti-smṛti-pathānuga]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pāpīyas (पापीयस्) refers to “wicked” (i.e., ‘a wicked person’), according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Having heard this word, the wicked (khalu) Māra, became contented, elated, enraptured, overjoyed, exultant and jubilant, danced and was about to leave the congregation. The the venerable Śāriputra addressed himself to the Lord: ‘O Lord, who is this man going away from this congregation with so much pleasure?’ [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pāpīyas (पापीयस्).—a. (- f.) Worse, more vile or wicked (compar. of pāpa q. v.).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāpīyas (पापीयस्).—mfn.

(-yān-yasī-yaḥ) Very wicked. E. pāpa, and īyasun aff.

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

1) Pāpīyas (पापीयस्):—[from pāpa] mfn. worse, worse off, lower, poorer, more or most wicked or miserable, [Taittirīya-saṃhitā] etc. etc.

2) [v.s. ...] m. a villain, rascal, [Manu-smṛti; Rāmāyaṇa] etc.

3) [v.s. ...] (with Buddhists) māraḥ pāpīyān, the evil spirit, the devil, [Lalita-vistara]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Pāpīyas (पापीयस्):—[(yān-yasī-yaḥ) a. Idem.]

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

Pāpīyas (पापीयस्) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Pāvaṃsa.

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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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