Avhayati; 2 Definition(s)


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avhayati : (ā + vhe + a) calls upon; invokes; appeals to.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Avhayati, & Avheti (Sk. āhvayati, ā + or hvā) — 1. to call upon, invoke, appeal to D. I, 244 (avhayāma imper.); PvA. 164.—2. to call, call up, summon M 1. 17; J. II, 10, 252 (= pakkosati); V, 220 (avhayesi); VI, 18, 192, 273 (avhettha pret.); Vv 331 (avheti).—3. to give a name, to call, to address SnA 487 (= āmanteti ālapati).—pp. avhāta (q. v.). (Page 86)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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.

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