Apacayati, Apacāyati: 3 definitions
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Alternative spellings of this word include Apachayati.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
apacāyati : (pa + cāy + a) honours; respects.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Apacāyati, (fr. apa-ci, cp. cināti & cayati, with diff. meaning in Sk.; better expld. perhaps as denom. fr. *apacāya in meaning of apacāyana, cp. apacita) to honour, respect, pay reverence D.I, 91 (pūjeti +); J.III, 82. ‹-› Pot. apace (for apaceyya, may be taken to apacināti 2) A.IV, 245; ThA.72 (here to apacināti 1). — pp. apacita (q. v.). (Page 51)
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Apacayati (अपचयति).—[, honors: in Mahāvastu iii.138.8 (prose) ger. apacayitvā, so printed without v.l. or note. But elsewhere, as i.44.12, apacāyitvā is printed in the same phrase, and this should probably be read here. Misprint?]
Apacayati can also be spelled as Apacāyati (अपचायति).
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Apacāyati (अपचायति).—(only in Vedic and Br. language and in Pali id.), reveres, honors: °yanti Mahāvastu ii.259.10; 260.3; °yet Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 57.9; °yiṣyanti Mahāvastu iii.424.14; °yitvā Mahāvastu i.44.12 (= iii.138.8 where text °cay°, q.v.); °yanīyaḥ Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 57.2; apacāhi Mahāvastu ii.335.12 (verse), so mss. (§ 28.54); Senart em. apacinohi, metrical(ly) impossible; object smṛtiṃ; addressed to Māra: respect, have regard for (proper) mindfulness (wrongly Senart). For ppp. apacāyita see s.v.; Class. Sanskrit has apacita.
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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