Pidhayati, Pidhāyati: 1 definition


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

Pidhayati (पिधयति) or Pidheti.—(also apidheti; to Sanskrit (a)pi-dhā; and compare pitha(ya)ti), covers; also closes (a door): (dvāraṃ) pidhāyitvā (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 566.18, and pidhayitvā 21 (one of the two seems likely to be a corruption, but see Chap. 43, s.v. dhā); apidheti, covers, conceals, Mahāvastu ii.493.8; pidheti 17; 496.2; pidhehi 494.7; avidyā-pidhitā (ppp.) bālās Śikṣāsamuccaya 81.1; pidhāpetha, caus. impv., Mahāvastu iii.126.18 (prose); pidhīyantu, pass., iii.23.18 (verse).

Pidhayati can also be spelled as Pidhāyati (पिधायति).

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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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