Adhiganhati, aka: Adhigaṇhāti; 2 Definition(s)


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adhigaṇhāti : (adhi + gah + ṇhā) surpasses; possesses; overpowers.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Adhigaṇhāti, (adhi + gaṇhāti) to surpass, excel S.I, 87 = DA.I, 32; D.III, 146; S.IV, 275; A.III, 33; It.19. Ger. adhigayha Pv.II, 962 = DhA.III, 219 (v. l. BB at both pass. atikkamma); & adhiggahetvā It.20. — pp. adhiggahīta (q. v.). (Page 28)

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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