Abhisameti: 3 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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

abhisameti : (abhi + saṃ + i + a) attains; realizes.

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

Abhisameti, (abhi + sameti, sam + i; in inflexion base is taken partly as ordinary & partly as causative, e. g. aor. °samiṃsu & °samesuṃ, pp. sameta: Sk. samita. Cp. B.Sk. abhisamayati, either caus. or denom. formation, Divy 617: caturāryasatyāni a.) to come by, to attain, to realise, grasp, understand (cp. adhigacchati) Miln.214 (catusaccâbhisamayaṃ abhisameti). Freg. in combn. abhisambujjhati, abhisameti; abhisambujjhitvā abhisametvā, e. g. S.II, 25; III, 139; Kvu 321. — fut. °samessati S.V, 441. — aor. °samiṃsu Miln.350; °samesuṃ S.V, 415. — ger. °samecca (for °icca under influence of °sametvā as caus. form.; Trenckner’s expln. Notes 564 is unnecessary & hardly justifiable) S.V, 438 (an° by not thoroughly understanding); A.V, 50 (samm’attha° through complete realisation of what is proficient); Sn.143 (= abhisamāgantvā KhA 236); and °sametvā S.II, 25; III, 139. — pp. abhisameta (q.v.). (Page 71)

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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

[«previous next»] — Abhisameti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Abhisameti (अभिसमेति).—also (hyper-Sanskrit? or denom. to abhisa-maya?) °samayati (= Pali °meti; Critical Pali Dictionary identifies this with Sanskrit both abhi-sam-i and abhi-sam-ā-i, but neither of these is used in any such meaning in Sanskrit), realizes (intuitively), understands perfectly (compare s.v. abhisamaya, to which this is the verb, but the noun is commoner): °meti Mahāvastu i.312.10 (dharme, acc.pl.); ger. (satyā) °metiya (Senart's em. m.c., mss. °metya) Mahāvastu i.165.11; in Mahāvastu iii.382.3 mss. abhisame (aor.?) catasro satyāṃ (i.e. the Four Noble Truths); Senart em. abhisamita (evidently as n. pl. of ppp.) catasro satyā; Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 139.5 abhisamita-dharmaḥ, one who has grasped the dharma; Divyāvadāna 617.11 abhisamayati (caturārya- satyāni).

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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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