Avadhyati, Ava-dhyati: 1 definition


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

Avadhyati (अवध्यति).—or °dhyāti (compare Pali avajjhāyati, apa°; to Sanskrit dhyāti with ava, in Sanskrit with different meaning), ponders, meditates on: Mahāvastu i.9.4 (verse), read with mss. avadh- yanto saphalatāṃ karmaṇāṃ (n. sg. m. pres. pple.; v.l. °ntā; Senart wrongly em. āvajjanto). Sanskrit pres. dhyāti = dhyāyati; in ava-dhyanto the short a of the penult may be MIndic, before a consonant cluster, compare § 3.34.

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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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