Sanchaya, Sañchaya, Samchaya: 1 definition
Sanchaya means something in 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.
Ambiguity: Although Sanchaya has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the word Sancaya. It further has the optional forms Sañchaya, Sañchāya, Sa-nchaya, Sa-ñchaya, Sa-ñchāya, Saṃ-chaya and Sam-chaya.
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Prakrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary
Saṃchāya (संछाय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Saṃcchāda.
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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