Vaccha; 4 Definition(s)
Vaccha 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 Vachchha.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)
1. Vaccha. A brahmin ascetic of long ago, near whose hut lived some Kinnaras. A spider used to weave his web around them, crack their heads and drink their blood. The Kinnaras sought Vacchas assistance, but Vaccha refused to kill the spider, till tempted by the offer of a Kinnara maiden named Rathavati as his servant. Vaccha killed the spider and lived with Rathavati as his wife.
This story was among those related by Mahosadhas parrot Mathara to the mynah bird of the Pancala kings palace, to show her that in love there is no unlikeness - a man may well mate with a Kinnari, a parrot with a mynah. J.vi.422.
2. Vaccha. See Kisavaecha, Nandavaccha, Pilindavaccha, Tiritavaccha, Vacchagotta, etc. Also Ukkhepakatavaocha and the two Vanavacchas.Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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).
Languages of India and abroad
vaccha : (m.) a calf; the young of an animal.Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
1) Vaccha, 2 (=rukkha, fr. vṛkṣa) a tree; only in mālā° an ornamental plant Vin. II, 12; III, 179; Vism. 172; DhA. II, 109. (Page 592)
2) Vaccha, 1 (Vedic vatsa, lit. “one year old, a yearling”; cp. Gr. e)/tos year, Sk. vatsara id. Lat vetus old, vitulus calf; Goth. wiprus a year old lamb=Ohg. widar=E. wether) a calf Dh. 284; J. V, 101; Vism. 163 (in simile), 269 (id.; kūṭa° a maimed calf); DhsA. 62 (with popular etym. “vadatī ti vaccho”); VvA. 100, 200 (taruṇa°). ‹-› On vaccha in similes see J. P. T. S. 1907, 131.
—giddhinī longing for her calf S. IV, 181. —gopālaka a cow-herd Vism. 28. —danta “calf-tooth, ” a kind of arrow or javelin M. I, 429; J. VI, 448. —pālaka cow-herd Vv 512. (Page 592)
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.
Vaccha (वच्छ).—= वत्सः (vatsaḥ) q. v.
Derivable forms: vacchaḥ (वच्छः).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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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The Buddha and His Teachings (by Narada Thera)
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Commentary on the Biography of the thera Pilinda vaccha < [Chapter 2 - Sīhāsaniyavagga (lion-throne section)]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 235: Vaccha-Nakha-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
Jataka 259: Tirīṭa-Vaccha-jātaka < [Book III - Tika-Nipāta]
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Buddhist Outlook on Daily Life (by Nina van Gorkom)
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