Pisati, Pishati: 3 definitions

Introduction:

Pisati 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: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

pisati : (pis + a) grinds; crushes. || pisati = piṃsati.

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

Pisati, (=piṃsati) to grind, crush, destroy; Pass. pisīyati to perish VvA. 335 (+vināseti).—pp. pisita. (Page 461)

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Pisati, (=piṃsati) to grind, crush, destroy; Pass. pisīyati to perish VvA. 335 (+vināseti).—pp. pisita. (Page 461)

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context information

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

Pīṣati (पीषति) or Pīṣayati or Pīṣeti.—(very rare in Sanskrit, see § 28.4 and Chap. 43; AMg. pīsei; for Sanskrit pinaṣṭi, Pali piṃsati), pounds, grinds, crushes: pīṣayanti Mahāvastu ii.273.15 (prose); opt. pīṣayet Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 105.4 (verse); (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 82.15; impv. pīṣehi Mahāvastu ii.427.9 (varṇakaṃ, paint; compare prec.); so, pīṣahi iii.3.17; ger. pīṣayitvā Divyāvadāna 409.18; (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 81.29; 82.5. etc.

context information

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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