Tacchaka, Tacchakā: 4 definitions



Tacchaka 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Tachchhaka.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A class of Nagas present at the Mahasamaya. D.ii.258.

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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

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

tacchaka : (m.) a carpenter; chipper of wood.

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

Tacchaka, =taccha1. (a) a carpenter Dh. 80 (cp. DhA. II, 147); Miln. 413. magga° a road-builder J. VI, 348.—(b)=taccha-sūkara J. IV, 350.—(c) a class of Nāgas D. II, 258.—f. tacchikā a woman of low social standing (=veṇī, bamboo-worker) J. V, 306. (Page 293)

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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

Tacchaka (तच्छक).—(= Pali id.; § 2.18; Sanskrit takṣaka), carpenter, woodworker: Udānavarga xvii.10 (same in same verse Pali Dhammapada (Pali) 80 etc.). Cf. next.

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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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