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Pali-English dictionarySource: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
Pidalaka, (etym. ? Kern, Toev. s. v. suggests diminutiveformation fr. Sk. bidala split bamboo) a small stick, skewer Vin. II, 116, cp. Bdhgh on p. 317: “daṇḍakathina-ppamāṇena kaṭasārakassa pariyante paṭisaṃharitvā duguṇa-karaṇa. ” See also Vin Texts III, 94. Pidahati (api+dhā, cp. apidahati & Prk. piṇidhattae= Sk. apinidhātave) to cover, to close, conceal, shut M. I, 117, 380 (dvāraṃ); J. I, 292; III, 26; V, 389; Miln. 139 (vajjaṃ); DhA. I, 396; II, 4, 85; IV, 197 (ūruṃ); Sdhp. 321; aor. pidahi J. IV, 308 (kaṇṇe); ger. pidahitvā Pv. II, 76 (dvāraṃ); Vism. 182 (nāsaṃ); DA. I, 136, pidhatvā Th. 2, 480, & pidhāya J. I, 150 (dvāraṃ), 243 (id.); ThA. 286; DhA. II, 199 (dvārāni).—Pass. pithīyati; pp. pihita (q. v.). The opp. of p. is vivarati. (Page 459)
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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