- to learn, to train oneself (= ghaṭati vāyamati Vism.274) usually combined with the locative, thus sikkhā-padesu s. to train oneself in the Sikkhāpadas DN.i.63, DN.i.250; Vin.i.84; Iti.96, Iti.118; also with the dative, indicating the purpose; thus vinayāya s. to train oneself to give up Snp.974; the thing acquired by training is also put in the accusative; thus nibbānaṃ s. to learn, to train oneself towards Nibbāna Snp.940, Snp.1061; Mil.10;
pot sikkheyyāsi Mil.10; sikkheyyāma DN.ii.245; sikkhema Snp.898; sikkhe Snp.974; sikkheyya Snp.930.
fut sikkhissāmi Vin.iv.141; sikkhissāmase Snp.814;
ppr sikkhanto Snp.657;
ppr med. sikkhamāna training oneself Vin.iv.141; DN.ii.241; Iti.104, Iti.121; sikkhamānā (f.) a young woman undergoing a probationary course of training in order to become a nun Vin.i.135, Vin.i.139, Vin.i.145 Vin.i.147, Vin.i.167; Vin.iv.121; AN.iii.276; SN.ii.261;
grd sikkhitabba Vin.i.83; Ja.vi.296; MN.i.123; DN.ii.138; Mil.10; sikkha that ought to be learnt Mil.10;
inf sikkhituṃ Vin.i.84, Vin.i.270;
ger sikkhitvā Mil.219.
- to want to overcome, to try, tempt DN.ii.245
caus 2 sikkhāpeti to teach, to train Ja.i.162, Ja.i.187, Ja.i.257; DN-a.i.261; Mil.32; Pv-a.3, Pv-a.4.
Vedic śikṣati; Desid. to śak: see sakkoti
■ The Dhtp (12) gives “vijj’ opādāna” as meaning