Apiti, Apīti: 5 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Apīti (अपीति).—f.

1) Entering into, approaching. पुरा यत् सूरस्तमसो अपीते (purā yat sūrastamaso apīte) Ṛgveda 1.121.1.

2) Dissolution, destruction, loss.

3) Destruction of the world (pralaya); अपीतौ तद्वत् प्रसङ्गादसमञ्जसम् (apītau tadvat prasaṅgādasamañjasam) Br. Sūtra II.1.8.

4) Encountering, joining in battle.

Derivable forms: apītiḥ (अपीतिः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apīti (अपीति):—[from apī] f. entering into, [Ṛg-veda i, 121, 10], dissolving, dissolution, [Śatapatha-brāhmaṇa; Upaniṣad]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Apīti (अपीति):—[tatpurusha compound] f.

(-tiḥ) 1) Hostile encounter, battle; used so in the Ṛgv.: purā yatsūrastamaso apītestamadrivaḥ phaligaṃ hetimasya (Sāyaṇa: = saṃgrāmāt).

2) Union, junction, used in this sense in the Māṇḍukya Upanishad, when the m of the word om is spoken of allegorically, as combining with the a and u.

3) Copulation; in this sense occurring in an allegorical description of the Śatapathabr. when thumbs and fingers, ears and eye-brows, lips and nose, teeth and tongue &c. are likened to man and wife.

4) Final liberation; in the Vedānta Sūtra: tadāpīteḥ saṃsāravyapadeśāt; Śaṅkara: tatteja ādibhūtasūkṣmaṃ śrotrādikaraṇāśrayabhūtamāpīterā saṃsāramokṣātsamyagjñānanimittādavatiṣṭhate.

5) Destruction or end of the Universe; in the Vedānta Sūtra: apītau tadvatprasaṅgādasamañjasam; Śaṅkara: yadi sthaulyasāvayavatvācetanatvaparicchinnatvāśuddhyādidharmakaṃ kāryaṃ brahmakāraṇakamabhyupagamyeta tadāpītau pralaye prati saṃsṛjyamānaṃ kāryaṃ &c.; Anūpanārāy.: jagadupādānaṃ brahmetyasamañjasam . yathā nimbayogāddugdhaṃ tiktaṃ tadvadapītau pralaye svalīnajagadyogāttajjāḍyādiprasaṅgāt. [The three first meanings are applications of the liter. meaning ‘going towards, approaching’; the two latter of the meaning ‘going into’ scil. of the world into Brahman, or perhaps also of the first viz. joining Brahman.] E. i with api, kṛt aff. ktin.

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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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