Akotayati, Ākoṭayati: 1 definition
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Ākoṭayati (आकोटयति).—(= Pali ākoṭeti; compare koṭayati), beats: a drum, Lalitavistara 299.10 (ke cāgatā grahiya bheri yathaiva merur, so read) ākoṭyamānu (pres. pass. pple., n. sg. m., with merur) gagaṇe sumanojñaghoṣāṃ,…taking a drum, as if Mt. Meru (were) being beaten, (a drum) producing very pleasing sounds in the sky; Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 22.2; a gong, gaṇḍir (gaṇḍy) ākoṭitā Divyāvadāna 335.13; 336.11; 337.9; ākoṭyatāṃ gaṇḍī Avadāna-śataka i.258.9, and similarly ii.87.2; Kāraṇḍavvūha 13.8 (read dharmagaṇḍi- kām ākoṭayanti); 36.17 dharmagaṇḍī-m-ākoṭyamānā śrutā; hits, knocks on, a stick, Avadāna-śataka i.18.8 yaṣṭim ākoṭaya; a door, Divyāvadāna 117.26 dvāraṃ trir ākoṭayati (knocks; Index wrongly breaks); Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.80.9 kapālam ākoṭya (compare kapāla-koṭanī); beats (clothes, in washing, compare Pali ākoṭita-paccākoṭita, of robes, misinterpreted [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary]), [Prātimokṣasūtra des Sarvāstivādins] 491.8 (purāṇacī- varaṃ…) ākoṭayed (text ākoṭh°); suraktākoṭitaṃ (…paṭaṃ) Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 363.9; Mahāvyutpatti 9260 ākoṭayet would beat (clothes, in washing; follows rañjayet would dye); beats or presses (earth) down hard (compare Pali Jātaka (Pali) i.264.20), (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 37.21 (pṛthivīpradeśaṃ…) pūrayitvā ca sv-ākoṭitaṃ samatalaṃ…kārayet; caulks (a ship), Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 288.10 nāvam anākoṭitām aparikarmakṛtāṃ cirabandhanabaddhām, of an unseaworthy ship, that was not caulked or repaired, tied to its moorings a long time; 289.7 (nāvaṃ subaddhāṃ bandhayītvā) sv-ākoṭitām ākoṭayitvā, having caulked it so as to be well caulked; in Śikṣāsamuccaya 66.5 figuratively, of erring Bodhisattvas, te tatrākoṭitāḥ svanāmagrahaṇadarśanād bhayotpādanārthaṃ, they are then disciplined (perhaps originally physically beaten? then, punished; Bendall and Rouse, struck at) by seeing their names mentioned (publicly, in accusation), in order to make (them) afraid.
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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