Parijapati: 2 definitions
Parijapati 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 dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Parijapati, (pari+japati, cp. BSk. parijapta enchanted Divy 397) to mutter (spells), to practise divination J. III, 530; Miln. 200 (vijjaṃ). (Page 425)
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.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Parijapati (परिजपति).—(Sanskrit id., in good sense, recites sacred for- mulae over; Pali id., recites magic spells, object vijjaṃ), recites magic charms over (with acc.), esp. of hostile or ‘black’ magic: mantraiḥ parijapto Divy 397.26, bewitched; arkapuṣpaṃ parijapya 612.15; parijapya (object sup- plied) Mmk 61.18.
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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