Bhasati, Bhāsati: 3 definitions



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Pali-English dictionary

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

bhāsati : (bhās + a) says; speaks; shines.

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

Bhasati, (cp. Epic Sk. bhaṣate) to bark (of dogs) J. IV, 182 (aor. bhasi; so read for T. bhusi).—pp. bhasitaṃ (as n.) bark ibid. (mahā-bhasitaṃ bhasi, read for bhusita). See also bhusati. (Page 500)

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1) Bhāsati, 2 (bhās Dhtm 467: dittiyaṃ) to shine, shine forth, fill with splendour Sn. 719 (2nd sg. fut. bhāsihi=bhāsissasi pakāsessasi SnA 499). Usually with prep. prefix pa° (so read at Pv. I, 109 for ca bh.). Cp. , vi°. (Page 503)

2) Bhāsati, 1 (bhāṣ; Dhtp 317: vacane; Dhtm 467; vācāya) to speak, to say, to speak to, to call M. I, 227, Sn. 158, 562, 722; Dh. 1, 246, 258; also bhāsate Sn. 452.—Pot. bhāseyya Vin. II, 189; Sn. 451, 930; SnA 468 (for udīraye Dh. 408); bhāse Dh. 102; Sn. 400; & bhāsaye A. II, 51= J. V, 509 (with gloss katheyya for joteyya=bhāseyya).—Aor. abhāsi Vin. IV, 54; PvA. 6, 17, 23, 69; 1st sg. also abhāsissaṃ (Cond.) Pv. I, 68 (=abhāsiṃ PvA. 34); imper. pres. bhāsa Sn. 346; ppr. bhāsamāne A. II, 51= J. V, 509; Sn. 426; Dh. 19; J. IV, 281 (perhaps better with v. l. as hasamāna); V, 63; & bhāsanto Sn. 543.—grd. bhāsitabba A. IV, 115; Vism. 127.—Med. ind. pres. 2nd sg. bhāsase Vv 342; imper. pres. 2nd sg. bhāsassu M. II, 199.—An apparent ger. form abhāsiya It. 59, 60 (micchā vācaṃ abhāsiya) is problematic. It may be an old misspelling for ca bhāsiya, as a positive form is required by the sense. The vv. ll. however do not suggest anything else but abhāsiya; the editor of It suggests pa°.—Cp. anu, , samanu°. (Page 503)

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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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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Bhasati (भसति).—(m.c. for bhāṣati), speaks: bhasi, 2 sg. aor., Lalitavistara 235.9 (verse).

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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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