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

Pithati (पिथति).—oftener pithayati, or pitheti (see also (a)pi- [Page345-b+ 71] dheti; to Sanskrit api-dhā-; Geiger 39.5; in Pali only pass. pi- thīyati, pithiyyati, in some mss. pidhiyyati; compare AMg. pihei) (1) covers: etaṃ maṇiṃ pāṇinā pithiyeyāsi (2 sg. opt. of caus. of pass., you are to cause to be covered) Mahāvastu iii.25.6 (Senart em. pidhi°); (śarāveṇa, sc. pratikṛtiṃ) pithayet (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 287.1; pi- thayet sarvavidiśāṃ 362.15; yasya pāpakṛtaṃ karma kuśa- lena pithīyate Udānavarga xvi.9, 10 (= Pali Dhammapada (Pali) 173, where pithī- yati); (2) shuts, closes, especially a door, also a window, the mouth: dvārās te pithitā(ḥ) Lalitavistara 220.20; dvārā pithetha Lalitavistara 201.17 (verse), shut the doors; nagaradvārāṇi pithayata Lalitavistara 228.2 (prose); in (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 560.27 perhaps read dvāraṃ (for text śuddhāraṃ, q.v.) pithayitvā; sa pithad evaṃ cittam utpādayati Śikṣāsamuccaya 348.10—11 (prose), he, closing (the door), forms this thought; here pithad stands for pithan, pres. pple. n. sg. m., perhaps owing to association with Sanskrit (a)pidadhat? compare Bendall's note; pithita-vātayāne Mahāvastu iii.122.5 (verse, so read, see vātayāna); mukhadvāraṃ… pithitaṃ Divyāvadāna 232.20; (3) blocks, suppresses (the senses, ascetically): na cendriyāṇi pithayati sma Lalitavistara 257.2 (prose; Tibetan bkag), of the Bodhisattva performing austerities (yet he did not grasp the objects of sense); (4) blocks (a way), in lit. sense: mārgo…pithitaḥ Divyāvadāna 7.1; (5) closes (the door to) or blocks (the way to), evil states of existence (either dvāra or mārga, or a synonym, may be used, or neither; the figure is clearly derived from 2 and 4 above): (tisṛṇāṃ durgatīnāṃ) dvāraṃ pithitaṃ bhaviṣyati Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 260.9; pithitā apāyapatha Lalitavistara 117.9 (verse); pithituṃ apāya- patha yeṣa matir vivṛtuṃ ca ṣad-(Calcutta (see LV.) ṣaḍ-; read sad-)- gatipathaṃ hy amṛtaṃ Lalitavistara 46.7 (verse),…to block the ways to evil and open the immortal way to good fates (Foucaux la bonne voie); (sarvā) pāyadurgati-pithita-gatiḥ Lalitavistara 273.1 (prose); sarvāṇy akṣaṇāni pithitāny abhūvan Lalitavistara 278.22; pithitāni…apāyapathāni Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 62.10; kumārga sarvaṃ pithita apāyabhūmiḥ Śikṣāsamuccaya 307.3 (verse; Bendall's note misunderstands); (sarvākṣaṇa-dvārakapāṭāni) pithapayi- ṣyati Gaṇḍavyūha 112.20 (prose; would seem to be fut. of a caus. analogous to sthapaya-, dapaya-, etc., but probably read pithayiṣyati); -pīthita, m.c. for pi°, Gaṇḍavyūha 55.1, see s.v. pithana; pithanti (2d ed pibanti, which is absurd) sarvā- kṣaṇāpāyadurgativinipātadvārāṇi Gaṇḍavyūha 63.15.

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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. 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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