Disati, Dishati: 2 definitions


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

Disati, (Ved. diśati, *deik to show, point towards; cp. Gr. dei/knumi (di/kh=diśā), Lat. dico (indico, index=pointer, judex), Goth. gateihan=Ger. zeigen, Ags. taecan=E. token) to point, show; to grant, bestow etc. Usually in combination with pref. ā, or in Caus. deseti (q. v.). As simplex only at S.I, 217 (varaṃ disā to be read for disaṃ; cp. Sk. adiśat). See also upa°. (Page 323)

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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

Diśati (दिशति).—(1) says, speaks (so in Ap. disai, Bhav. 232.7): pradakṣiṇāṃ dakṣiṇa (so divide) lokanāthaḥ teṣāṃ diśaiṣa 'pratimo vināyakaḥ Lalitavistara 391.21 (verse), where we must under- stand (a)diśa(t) as the verb of the sentence (Tibetan gsuṅs, said), the Lord of the World, the Matchless Guide, declared their donation (dakṣiṇā) auspicious (virtuous, pradakṣiṇa); direct quotation of his words follows; tatra gatā sukha me diśanti kṣipram Sukhāvatīvyūha 9.4 (verse), quickly declare my happiness; kṣetrārṇavān…cintāvyatītāṃś ca diśāmi dikṣu Gaṇḍavyūha 428.14 (verse), I proclaim, tell of; diśe (aor., by em. for diśāṃ which would make construction difficult) sovatthikaṃ divyaṃ Mahāvastu iii.305.10 (verse); (2) teaches (= deśayati, q.v.): dharmaṃ dideśa yakṣāya Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 8.12, and dideśa nikhilaṃ sūtraṃ 13 (both verses); (3) confesses (also = deśayati): (kṛtaṃ yat) pāpaṃ jinānāṃ purato diśāmi Sādhanamālā 56.12 (verse); sarvāṇi pāpāni diśāmi bhītaḥ 90.4 (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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