Vicaya: 12 definitions


Vicaya means something in Buddhism, Pali, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Vichaya.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

Source: Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary

Vicaya (“control”, “verification”, “investigation”) [M].

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Vicaya (विचय) refers to the “examination (of the instruction)” (of the Jina), according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Examination of the instruction (ājñā-vicaya) [of the Jina] is considered to be when, through the application of the instruction of the omniscient one (i.e. the Jina), [the meditator] reflects upon the true state of objects laid down in his doctrine”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vicaya : (m.) investigation.

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

Vicaya, (fr. vi+ci: see vicinati) search, investigation, examination S. III, 96 (vicayaso, i.e. thoroughly); Pug. 25; Miln. 340 (dhamma°); Nett 1, 2, 10; DhsA. 147; Sdhp. 466. For dhamma° see sambojjhaṅga. (Page 615)

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Vicaya (विचय).—

1) Search, seeking, looking out for; तुरगविचयव्यग्रान् (turagavicayavyagrān) Uttararāmacarita 1.23.

2) Investigation.

Derivable forms: vicayaḥ (विचयः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vicaya (विचय).—m.

(-yaḥ) Search, research. E. vi before, ci to collect, aff. ac .

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vicaya (विचय).—i. e. vi-ci + a, m. Search, [Uttara Rāmacarita, 2. ed. Calc., 1862.] 15, 4; research.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vicaya (विचय).—[masculine] sifting, searching, investigating.

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

1) Vicaya (विचय):—[=vi-caya] a See vi- √1. 2. ci, [column]3.

2) [=vi-caya] [from vi-ci] 1. vi-caya m. gathering or putting together, arrangement, enumeration, [Nidāna-sūtra]

3) [=vi-caya] [from vi-ci] 2. vi-caya m. search, investigation, examination, [Raghuvaṃśa; Uttararāma-carita; Caraka]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Vicaya (विचय):—[vi-caya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Search, research.

[Sanskrit to German]

Vicaya 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Vicaya (ವಿಚಯ):—[noun] careful, systematic, patient study and investigation in some field of knowledge; research.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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