Seyya, Seyyā, Sheyya: 5 definitions


Seyya 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 Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

See Samyama.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

seyya : (adj.) better; excellent. || seyyā (f.) a bed; bedding; sleep.

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

Seyya, (adj.) (Sk. śreyas, compar. formn) better, excellent; Nom. masc. seyyo S. III, 48 sq.; Sn. 918; Dh. 308; Dhs. 1116; J. I, 180; Nom. fem. seyyasi J. V, 393; Nom. neut. seyyo often used as a noun, meaning good, happiness, wellbeing Vin. I, 33; D. I, 184; II, 330; Sn. 427, 440; Dh. 76, 100; J. II, 44; VI, 4 (maraṇaṃ eva seyyo, with Abl. of compar. rajjato); Pv. II, 943 (dhanaṃ); IV, 16 (jīvitaṃ); Nom. fem. seyyā J. V, 94; Nom. Acc. neutr. seyyaṃ J. II, 402; III, 237; Abl. as adv. seyyaso “still better” Dh. 43; J. II, 402; IV, 241. Superl. seṭṭha. (Page 723)

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Seyyā, (f.) (Sk. śayyā; fr. śī) a bed, couch M. I, 502; A. I, 296; Vin. II, 167 (°aggena by the surplus in beds); Sn. 29, 152, 535; Dh. 305, 309; Pv. II, 311; IV, 12; J. VI, 197 (gilāna° sick-bed). Four kinds A. II, 244; VbhA. 345. seyyaṃ kappeti to lie down Vin. IV, 15, 18 sq.—combined with āvasatha, e.g. at A. II, 85, 203; III, 385; IV, 60; V, 271 sq.—As —° used in adj. sense of “lying down, resting, ” viz. ussūra° sleeping beyond sunrise D. III, 184=DhA. II, 227; divā° noon-day rest D. I, 112, 167; sīha° like a lion D. II, 134; A. IV, 87; dukkha° sleeping uncomfortably DhA. IV, 8. (Page 723)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Śeyyā (शेय्या).—(= Pali seyyā, Sanskrit śayyā), bed: svakāṃ śeyyāṃ omūtremi (= Sanskrit avamūtrayāmi) Mahāvastu ii.428.2; śeyyam (so, acc.) api kalpayati iii.411.14 (prose); śeyyā- sana, bed and seat (Pali se°) Mahāvastu iii.264.9; Udānavarga xiii.15 (text śaiyy°). See also seyyā(ka).

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Seyyā (सेय्या) or Seyyāka.—(= Pali id., for Sanskrit śayyā, § 3.97, and same plus -ka [bahuvrīhi]), bed, sleeping-place: tṛṇasaṃstarake seyyaṃ (v.l. śe°; Senart em. seyyāṃ) kalpesi Mahāvastu ii.234.10; seyyāka, see s.v. manuṣya-raha-śayyāka. See also śeyyā.

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

Śeyya (शेय्य):—[from śeya] See saha-śeyya.

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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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