Avijjhati, aka: Āvijjhati; 2 Definition(s)


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āvijjhati : (ā + vij + ya) 1. encircles; goes round; whirls round; 2. pierces through.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Āvijjhati, (āviñjati, āviñchati) (ā + vijjhati of vyadh to pierce; thus recognised by Morris J P T S. 1884, 72, against Trenckner, Notes 59 (to piñj) & Hardy Nett. Ind. = vicchāy) — 1. to encircle, encompass, comprise, go round, usually in ger. āvijjhitvā (w. Acc.) used as prep. round about, near J. I, 153 (khettaṃ), 170 (pokkharaṇiṃ); DA. I, 245 (nagaraṃ bahi avijjhitvā round the outer circle of the town). Ordinarily = go round (Acc.) at J. IV, 59 (chārika-puñjaṃ).—2. (as in lit. Sk. ) to swing round, brandish, twirl, whirl round Vin. III, 127 (daṇḍaṃ āviñji); M. III, 141 (matthena āviñjati to churn); J. I, 313; V, 291 (cakkaṃ, of a potter’s wheel); SnA 481 (T. āviñj°, v. l. āvijjh°; see āracaya°); DhA. II, 277 (āviñchamāna T. ; v. l. āsiñciy°, āvajiy°, āgañch°).—3. to resort to, go to, approach, incline to S. IV, 199 (T. āviñch°; v. l. avicch° & āviñj°); Nett 13.—4. to arrange, set in order J. II, 406. ‹-› 5. to pull (?) A. IV, 86 (kaṇṇasotani āvijjeyyāsi, v. l. āvijj°, āviñj°, āvicc°, āviñch°; cp. Trenckner, Notes 59 āviñjati “to pull").—pp. āviddha (q. v.). (Page 112)

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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