Peyala, Peyāla: 1 definition

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

Peyāla (पेयाल).—probably orig. m., see cakra-peyāla; also seemingly nt.; regularly °laṃ, probably acc. adverb, rarely °lena, instr. (see also 2 piyāla and pe; = Pali peyyālaṃ; presumably MIndic for Sanskrit paryāya, adverbial acc.), et cetera, indicating abbreviation, usually but not always of a passage previously cited in the text, and often but not always with implication that the full text is supposed to be recited: Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 174.6 (only in 2 mss.); Lalitavistara 247.13 (iti sarvaṃ °laṃ); 349.4; 418.7, 8, 9; Mahāvyutpatti 5435; Mahāvastu iii.219.10; 220.2; Śikṣāsamuccaya 6.2; 15.16; Bodhisattvabhūmi 19.8; 146.13; Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 87.11; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 94.13; °laṃ vistareṇa kartavyaṃ (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 61.16; 107.10; °laṃ yāvat Mahāvastu iii.202.11; 203.6; Lalitavistara 150.15; 161.7; 248.4; 255.16; 397.14; pūrvavad eva peyālaṃ yāvad Lalitavistara 417.22; 418.1 (but here and in lines 7, 8 read probably peyālaḥ with best mss.); (note in the same meaning, without peyālam, sarvaṃ pūrvavad yāvad Lalitavistara 417.21; pūrvavad yāvad Lalitavistara 403.19; 418.4, 5; sarvaṃ pūrvavat Lalitavistara 409.3; yāvad, alone, Lalitavistara 403.20; sarvaṃ yāvad 418.3;) instr. peyālena, noted only in evaṃ °lena kartavyam Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 109.11; 159.9; used where the passage has not occurred before in the text in question, but where presumably its sense is re- garded as well-known or obvious, like Eng. et cetera, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 424.8, perhaps with connotation in short, in a word; so in Lalitavistara 295.21 (verse), the opening words of a series of stan- zas, peyālam eṣa, this is the story in brief; similarly Lalitavistara 314.21 (prose), beginning a résumé of a prec. series of stanzas, peyālam, evaṃ, in brief, thus…; in Divyāvadāna 103.1—2 (prose) read with mss. Triśaṅku-peyālaṃ, that is, Triśaṅku etc. (the name that is understood with T. is not found in Divyāvadāna until 106.24 ff.).

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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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