Avhayati: 2 definitions
Avhayati means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
avhayati : (ā + vhe + a) calls upon; invokes; appeals to.Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Avhayati, & Avheti (Sk. āhvayati, ā + hū 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)
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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