Saraniya, Sārāṇīya, Sārānīya, Saraṇīya, Sāranīya: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

saraṇīya : (adj.) fit to be remembered.

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sārānīya : (adj.) what should be reminded.

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

Saraṇīya, (nt.) (grd. formation fr. saraṇa2) something to be remembered A. I, 106. (Page 697)

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Sārāṇīya, (adj.) (the question of derivation is still unsettled. According to Trenckner (Notes 75) fr. saraṇa (i.e. saraṇa1 or sarana2?) with double vṛddhi. Kern (Toev. II. 74) considers the (B) Sk. saṃrañjanīya as the original and derives it fr. saṃ+raj to rejoice, to gladden: see rañjati. The BSk. is divided: MVastu III, 47, 60, 206 etc. has sārāyaṇiya, whereas AvŚ I. 229 & Divy 404 read saṃrañjanī and saṃrañjanīya (see below).—The C. at J. IV, 99 derives it fr. saraṇa3 in explaining sārāṇīyā kathā as “sāritabba-yuttakā kathā”) courteous, polite, friendly (making happy, pleasing, gladdening?), only in combination with kathā, dhamma, or dhammakathā, e.g. s. kathā polite speech, either in phrase sammodanīyaṃ kathaṃ sārāṇīyaṃ vītisāreti to exchange greetings of friendliness & courtesy D. I, 52; M. I, 16 (explained inter alia as “anussariyamānasukhato s. ” at MA 110); A. I, 55, 281; II, 42; cp. BSk. sammodanīṃ saṃrañjanīṃ vividhāṃ k. vyatisārya AvŚ I. 229.—sārāṇīyaṃ kathaṃ. katheti DhA. I, 107; IV, 87; sārāṇīyā dhammā states of conciliation, fraternal living (Dial. III, 231) D. III, 245; M. I, 322; II, 250; A. III, 288; V, 89; DhsA. 294; J. V, 382; cp. BSk. saṃrañjanīyan dharmaṃ samādāya Divy 404.—sārāṇīyaṃ dhammakathaṃ suṇāti DhA. IV, 168. (Page 706)

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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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