Taccha: 3 definitions


Taccha means something in Buddhism, Pali, 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

taccha : (adj.) true; real; (nt.) the truth.

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

1) Taccha, 2 (adj.) (Der. fr. tathā+ya=tath-ya “as it is, ” Sk. tathya) true, real, justified, usually in combination w. bhūta. bhūta taccha tatha, D. I, 190 (paṭipadā: the only true & real path) S. V, 229 (dhamma; text has tathā, v. l. tathaṃ better); as bhūta t. dhammika (well founded and just) D. I, 230. bhūta+taccha: A. II, 100=Pug. 50; VvA. 72.—yathā tacchaṃ according to truth Sn. 1096. which is interpreted by Nd2 270: tacchaṃ vuccati amataṃ Nibbānaṃ, etc.—(nt.) taccha a truth Sn. 327.—ataccha false, unreal, unfounded; a lie, a falsehood D. I, 3 (abhūta+); VvA. 72 (=musā). (Page 293)

2) Taccha, 1 (Vedic takṣan, cp. taṣṭṛ, to takṣati (see taccheti), Lat. textor, Gr. tέktwn carpenter (cp. architect), tέxnh art) a carpenter, usually as °ka: otherwise only in cpd. °sūkara the carpenter-pig (=a boar, so called from felling trees), title & hero of Jātaka No. 492 (IV. 342 sq.). Cp. vaḍḍhakin. (Page 293)

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context information

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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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

1) Taccha (तच्छ) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Takṣ.

2) Taccha (तच्छ) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Taṣṭa.

2) Taccha has the following synonyms: Tacchia.

context information

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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