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

Adhyavakirati (अध्यवकिरति) or Adhyokirati.—(= Pali ajjhokirati, in meaning 1), (1) bestrews (with acc. and instr.): puṣpais taṃ ratna- stūpam avakiranty adhyavakiranty abhiprakiranti Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 240.2; okiresi adhyokiresi prakiresi, okiritvā adhyokiritvā abhiprakiritvā…Mahāvastu i.38.9—10; candanacūrṇa-adhyo- kīrṇo Mahāvastu ii.309.8, bestrewn with…; adhyokiritvā (mss. adhyā°) Mahāvastu i.212.4; (2) introduces (food, into the pores of the skin), (devatā…) romakūpavivarehi divyām ojām adhyokiretsuḥ (Senart °ensuḥ; v.l. adhyak°) Mahāvastu ii.131.6; in the like phrase above, line 3, the verb was adhyohari- ṣyāmaḥ; possibly read a form of this verb in line 6?

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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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