Deseti, Desheti: 3 definitions



Deseti 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.

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Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

deseti : (dis + e) points out; preaches; expounds.

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

Deseti, (Sk. deśayati, Caus. of disati, q. v.) to point out, indicate, show; set forth, preach, teach; confess. Very frequent in phrase dhammaṃ d. to deliver a moral discourse, to preach the Dhamma Vin.I, 15; II, 87, 188; V, 125, 136; D.I, 241, A.II, 185, V.194; It.111; J.I, 168; III, 394; Pug.57; PvA.6.—aor. adesesi (S.I, 196=Th.1 1254) & desesi (PvA.2, 12, 78 etc.) — pp. desita (q. v.). (Page 331)

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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

Deśeti (देशेति) or Deśayati.—(= Pali deseti; see also diśati, 2, 3), (1) communicates, teaches: Mahāvyutpatti 2770; almost always with dharma, the Doctrine, as object, and very common everywhere: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 63.10 (ppp. deśitu, dharma), 12; 92.14; 199.7; 264.6; 317.10; Lalitavistara 409.10; 416.22; Mahāvastu i.52.11; 60.6; 73.10 (deśitā daśabalena, subject skandhā); iii.51.12; 201.9; 357.11; dharma in different sense, (nāhaṃ…ye) dharmā anityās te nityato deśayāmi Mahāvastu i.173.2, I do not teach that states-of-being which are impermanent are per- manent; deśanām Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 28.11 and 29.1; deśayāmo Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 6b.1, communicate. make known; text ppp. deśayito, yo imu Bhadracarī-praṇidhānaṃ dhārayi vācayi deśayito vā Bhadracarī 54, but read opt., deśay’ ito vā, or teaches from it; (2) confesses: see s.v. atyaya, where Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 210.1; 212.7; Lalitavistara 409.22 are cited; tat (pāpakaṃ karma) sarvaṃ deśayiṣyāmi Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 25.4; similarly 27.8, 10 etc.; (karma kṛtaṃ…) deśayati Karmavibhaṅga (and Karmavibhaṅgopadeśa) 47.26; see also deśya; (3) displays, exhibits, in the sense of darśayati: deśenti Mahāvastu i.170.2, cited s.v. upadeśeti, q.v. for reasons against em. to darś°.

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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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