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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhinirharati (अभिनिर्हरति).—(= Pali abhinīharati, the definitions of which in the Pali Dictt. do not fit [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit] usage; compare abhinirhāra, more rarely °haraṇa, n. act. to this verb, with about the same range of mgs.; one or two passages containing the verb, cited there, are not repeated here), (1) produces, accomplishes, effects, realizes (commonly something in oneself); na ca tāvad divyaṃ śrotram abhinirharati Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 357.4—5 and 8, and yet he does not realize (effect, produce in himself) a divine ear (despite the fact that he has certain marvelous powers of hearing); Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 141.11 ff. sarvajñatvaṃ prārthayase yady abhijñā 'bhi- nirhareḥ, taṃ cābhijñābhinirhāram araṇyastho vicintaya, dharmaṃ viśuddhaṃ tena tvam abhijñāḥ pratilapsyase, if thou seekest omniscience, produce (realize, in thyself) the abhijñā, and meditate on that realization of the abhijñā, abiding in the forest; by this means thou shalt win the pure law (and) the abhijñā (or, possibly, dharmaṃ viśuddham may be a second object of vicintaya); Lalitavistara 180.6 praṇi- dhānabalaṃ cābhinirharati sma, and he brought to realiz- ation the power of his (former) vow; 415.15 pūrvapraṇi- dhānābhinirhṛtaṃ (so read with v.l. for text °nihṛtaṃ; sc. dharmacakram) produced (realized) as a result of a former vow; ṛddhiś cābhinirhṛtā and power of magic was produced Divyāvadāna 48.15; 49.13; (dharmadeśanām, a preaching of the law) abhinirhṛtya, having accomplished, Gaṇḍavyūha 52.9; an-abhinirhṛta-sarvajñatājñānair, not having accomplished the knowledge of omniscience, Gaṇḍavyūha 19.21; abhinirhari, aor., produced, effected (kṣetraviyūha) Bhadracarī 34; abhinirhṛta (pūjā), accomplished, Bhadracarī 6^2; ppp. nt. used absolutely, without expression of noun, abhinirhṛtaṃ mantrayate sma Divyāvadāna 542.19, apparently he (Buddha) considered (reflected on) what he had undertaken (? produced, realized? or initiated, taken upon himself?); but in parallel passage Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.128.3 and 180.5 abhinirhṛta-piṇḍapātaḥ evidently means, when alms-food had been produced (entertainment provided by a layman), and I suspect a corruption in mantrayate of Divyāvadāna, see s.v. aupadhika (2); with cittam as direct object and a dat. of remoter object, Lalitavistara 344.7 -vidyā-sākṣātkriyāyai cittam abhinirharati sma, abhinir- nāmayati (q.v.) sma, effected (realized, produced in him- self) a thought (mind) tending to realization of wisdom (etc.) and bent (inclined) it in that direction; so 345.22; similarly Mahāvastu i.228.12 (parallel to Lalitavistara 344.7) abhinirharesi, aor.; ii.132.16 °harāmi; 283.14 °hare, aor.; (2) takes (a corpse) out to cremation or burial (so Sanskrit nirharati and once abhinir°, see [Boehtlingk] 7.257; apparently Pali abhinīharati is not so used; compare abhinirhāra 2): Divyāvadāna 264.16, 23 abhinir- hṛtā, ppp.; Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.126.20 °haratha; 127.3 ff.

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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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