Taraniya, Taraṇīya: 6 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Taraniya 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

1. Taraniya Thera - An arahant. In a previous birth he took the Buddha and his monks across a river which was in flood. Thirteen kappas ago he became king five times under the name of Sabhogava (Ap.i.204f).

He is probably identical with Sambhuta Thera. ThagA.i.47.

2. Taraniya Thera - An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he took the Buddha Vipassi and his monks across a river in a boat. Ap.i.234.

3. Taraniya Thera - An arahant. Ninety one kappas ago he built a bridge on an impassable road. Fifty five kappas ago he was a king, Samogadha by name. Ap.i.238.

4. Taraniya Thera - An arahant. In a previous birth he was a tortoise in the river Vinata, and, seeing that the Buddha Atthadassi wished to cross the river, he took him on his back. Ap.ii.428f.

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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

[«previous next»] — Taraniya in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

taraṇīya : (pt.p. of) crossable.

Pali book cover
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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: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Taraṇīya (तरणीय).—[adjective] to be crossed or surpassed.

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

Taraṇīya (तरणीय):—[from tara] mfn. to be crossed (a river), [Rāmāyaṇa ii.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Taraniya in German

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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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