Bahati, Bāhati: 1 definition


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

Bāhati, see bāheti. (Page 486)

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1) Bahati, 3 (a Pali root, to be postulated as der. fr. bahi in sense of “to keep out”) only in Caus. formations: to keep outside, lit. to make stay outside or away. See bāhā 2; bāheti, paribāhati. (Page 484)

2) Bahati, 2 (baṃh doublet of bṛh2) to strengthen, increase, see brūhana (upa°); otherwise only in pp. bāḷha (q. v.). The Dhtp (344, cp. Dhtm 506) explns “baha braha brūha: vuddhiyaṃ.” (Page 484)

3) Bahati, 1 (bṛh1) to pull, see ab°, ub°, nib°, & cp. udabbahe, pavāḷha. (Page 484)

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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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