Adhibhavati; 2 Definition(s)

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adhibhavati : (adhi + bhū + a) overpowers.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Adhibhavati, (adhi + bhavati, cp. Sk. & P. abhibhavati) to overcome, overpower, surpass S.IV, 185 sq. (cp. adhibhū); A.V, 248, 282 (°bhoti); J.II, 336; V, 30. — aor. adhibhavi J.II, 80. 3. pl. adhibhaṃsu S.IV, 185. See also ajjhabhavi & ajjhabhū pp. adhibhūta (q. v.). (Page 29)

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