Pariccheda: 18 definitions


Pariccheda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi, Hindi. 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 Parichchheda.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद).—Pṛthvī, Ap, and Tejas, are Paricchinnas— that could be distinguished; this is generally because of amūrtatva; while Vāyu and Ākāśa are Aparicchinnas on account of amūrtatva or sūkṣma, the characteristic of being everywhere.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 49. 175.
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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

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

N In a well determined manner, quite accurate.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Pariccheda in Mahayana glossary
Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद) refers to “cessation”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly: “Ratnaśrī said: ‘As for the pure world, where can we see it?’Gaganagañja said: ‘Son of good family, you can see such pure world in all dharmas’. Ratnaśrī said: ‘How can we see all the dharmas?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘It is when we know how to distinguish the past and future of all dharmas by means of insight and knowledge’ Ratnaśrī said: ‘How do you distinguish the past and future of all dharmas?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘Where there is no cessation (pariccheda) or eternity’. Ratnaśrī said: ‘Where is no cessation or eternity?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘Where there is no cessation or eternity there is no origination or extinction’. Ratnaśrī said: ‘What is this place without origination or extinction?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘It cannot be verbally expressed’. Ratnaśrī said: ‘Why is that?’ Gaganagañja said: ‘Because the dharma is incalculable and ineffable’”.

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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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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Pariccheda.—(CII 3), a territorial term meaning a group of villages. Note: pariccheda is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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

pariccheda : (m.) measure; limit; boundary; division a chapter (in a book).

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

Pariccheda, (fr. pari+chid; late Sk: (philos.) in same meaning) 1. exact determination, circumscription, range, definition, connotation, measure J. III, 371; Vism. 184 (as one of the nimittas of the body), 236 (referring to the 5 nimittas of the life-principle); SnA 160, 229, 231, 376, 408, 503; KhA 182 (gaṇana°); VvA. 194 (id.); DhsA. 3; DhA. II, 73 (avadhi°); PvA. 254 (kāla°), 255 (āyuno p.); VbhA. 417 (citta°, for citta-paricce ñãṇa Vbh. 330).—2. limit, boundary Miln. 131, 405; J. III, 504 (°nadī-tīra).—3. limitation, restriction DhA. II, 88, 98; PvA. 20 (°ṃ karoti to restrict).—4. division (of time), in ratti° & divā°, night- & day-division Vism. 416.—5. (town)—planning, designing VbhA. 331. (Page 425)

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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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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

paricchēda (परिच्छेद).—m Distinguishing, defining. The separation. A section or a chapter.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद).—

1) Cutting, separating, dividing, discriminating (between right and wrong).

2) Accurate, definition or distinction, decision, accurate determination, ascertainment; परिच्छेदव्यक्तिर्भवति न पुरःस्थेऽपि विषये (paricchedavyaktirbhavati na puraḥsthe'pi viṣaye) Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.31; परिच्छेदातीतः सकलवचनानामविषयः (paricchedātītaḥ sakalavacanānāmaviṣayaḥ) 1.3 'transcending all definition or determination'; इत्यारूढबहुप्रतर्कम- परिच्छेदाकुलं मे मनः (ityārūḍhabahupratarkama- paricchedākulaṃ me manaḥ) Ś.5.9.

3) Discrimination, judgment, discernment; परिच्छेदो हि पाण्डित्यं यदापन्ना विपत्तयः । अपरि- च्छेदकर्तॄणां विपदः स्युः पदे पदे (paricchedo hi pāṇḍityaṃ yadāpannā vipattayaḥ | apari- cchedakartṝṇāṃ vipadaḥ syuḥ pade pade) H.1.128; किं पाण्डित्यं परिच्छेदः (kiṃ pāṇḍityaṃ paricchedaḥ) 1.127.

4) A limit, boundary, setting limits to, circumscribing; अलमलं परिच्छेदेन (alamalaṃ paricchedena) M.2.

5) A section, chapter or division of a work (for the other names for section &c. see under adhyāya).

6) A segment.

7) Remedying.

8) A measure.

Derivable forms: paricchedaḥ (परिच्छेदः).

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

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद).—m.

(-daḥ) 1. Segment, division, cutting or severing. 2. Discrimination. 3. Limit, boundary. 4. Obviating, remedying. 5. The division of a book, a section or chapter. 6. Moderation. 7. Accurate distinction or definition. 8. Exact determination. E. pari successively, severally, ccheda cutting.

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

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद).—i. e. pari -chid + a, m. 1. Separation. 2. Exact discrimination, Kām. Nītis. 11, 33. 3. Determination. 4. Decision, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] [distich] 106. 5. A chapter (of a book).

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

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद).—[masculine] cutting, severing, separation, section, chapter of a book; discrimination, definition, decision, judgment.

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

1) Pariccheda (परिच्छेद):—[=pari-ccheda] [from pari-cchid] m. cutting, severing, division, separation, [Śaṃkarācārya; Suśruta]

2) [v.s. ...] accurate definition, exact discrimination (as between false and true, right and wrong etc.), decision, judgement, [Kāvya literature; Śaṃkarācārya; Manvarthamuktāvalī, kullūka bhaṭṭa’s Commentary on manu-smṛti]

3) [v.s. ...] resolution, determination, [Kādambarī]

4) [v.s. ...] a section or chapter of a book, [Catalogue(s)]

5) [v.s. ...] limit, boundary, [Horace H. Wilson]

6) [v.s. ...] obviating, remedying, [ib.]

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

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद):—(daḥ) 1. m. Segment; limit; discrimination; remedying; mo- derating; division of a book, section or chapter; moderation.

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

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Paricchea.

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Pariccheda in German

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Pariccheda (परिच्छेद) [Also spelled parichchhed]:—(nm) a chapter; section.

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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Pariccheda in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Paricchēda (ಪರಿಚ್ಛೇದ):—

1) [noun] the act of cutting, severing, spliting, etc.

2) [noun] a firm, resolute decision.

3) [noun] any line or thing marking a limit; boundary.

4) [noun] one of the main divisions of a book.

5) [noun] a schedule containing a list of items, persons, classes, etc. usu. appended to the main section of a book.

6) [noun] the act of thinking, reasoning based on rational thinking.

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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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