Cirayati, aka: Cirāyati; 3 Definition(s)


Cirayati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Chirayati.

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Pali-English dictionary

Cirayati in Pali glossary... « previous · [C] · next »

cirāyati : (deno. from cira) tarries; delays.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Cirāyati, (Sk. cirayati, v. denom. fr. cira) to be long, to tarry, to delay, DhA.I, 16; VvA.64, 208; cp. ciraṃ karoti id. J.II, 443. (Page 269)

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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Cirāyati (चिरायति).—Den. P.; also चिरायते (cirāyate) To delay, tarry; कथं चिरयति पाञ्चाली (kathaṃ cirayati pāñcālī) Ve.1; किं चिरायितं भवता (kiṃ cirāyitaṃ bhavatā); सङ्केतके चिरयति प्रवरो विनोदः (saṅketake cirayati pravaro vinodaḥ) Mk.3.3.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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