Pithati; 1 Definition(s)


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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) Mv iii.25.6 (Senart em. pidhi°); (śarāveṇa, sc. pratikṛtiṃ) pithayet Mmk 287.1; pi- thayet sarvavidiśāṃ 362.15; yasya pāpakṛtaṃ karma kuśa- lena pithīyate Ud xvi.9, 10 (= Pali Dhp. 173, where pithī- yati); (2) shuts, closes, esp. a door, also a window, the mouth: dvārās te pithitā(ḥ) LV 220.20; dvārā pithetha LV 201.17 (verse), shut the doors; nagaradvārāṇi pithayata LV 228.2 (prose); in Mmk 560.27 perh. read dvāraṃ (for text śuddhāraṃ, q.v.) pithayitvā; sa pithad evaṃ cittam utpādayati Śikṣ 348.10—11 (prose), he, closing (the door), forms this thought; here pithad stands for pithan, pres. pple. n. sg. m., perh. owing to association with Sanskrit (a)pidadhat? compare Bendall's note; pithita-vātayāne Mv iii.122.5 (verse, so read, see vātayāna); mukhadvāraṃ… pithitaṃ Divy 232.20; (3) blocks, suppresses (the senses, ascetically): na cendriyāṇi pithayati sma LV 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 Divy 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 SP 260.9; pithitā apāyapatha LV 117.9 (verse); pithituṃ apāya- patha yeṣa matir vivṛtuṃ ca ṣad-(Calc. ṣaḍ-; read sad-)- gatipathaṃ hy amṛtaṃ LV 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 LV 273.1 (prose); sarvāṇy akṣaṇāni pithitāny abhūvan LV 278.22; pithitāni…apāyapathāni Suv 62.10; kumārga sarvaṃ pithita apāyabhūmiḥ Śikṣ 307.3 (verse; Bendall's note misunderstands); (sarvākṣaṇa-dvārakapāṭāni) pithapayi- ṣyati Gv 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°, Gv 55.1, see s.v. pithana; pithanti (2d ed pibanti, which is absurd) sarvā- kṣaṇāpāyadurgativinipātadvārāṇi Gv 63.15.

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