Pishayati, Pīṣayati: 1 definition


Pishayati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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.

The Sanskrit term Pīṣayati can be transliterated into English as Pisayati or Pishayati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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

Pīṣayati (पीषयति) or Pīṣati 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.

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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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