Ploti: 3 definitions


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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ploti (प्लोति).—Thread, connection; Buddh.

Derivable forms: plotiḥ (प्लोतिः).

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

Ploti (प्लोति).—f., see also next, and -plotika, ifc. [bahuvrīhi] (= pilotika, q.v.; Sanskrit ploti, piece of cloth, so read with Gaṇapati Sastri for plauti of Shama Sastri, Kauṭ Arth., Shama S.^1 80.9, in ii.11; also Sanskrit plota; both for *proti, *prota, from Sanskrit pra-vayati; note the denom. ger. pro- tayitvā, implying protayati, thrice in KātyŚrS, see [Boehtlingk and Roth]; this seems to mean having fastened, tied on or in, which implies a meaning like that here suggested for the under- lying noun *proti or *prota), seems to mean cord, as connecting link or bond: chiefly in karma-ploti, e.g. pūrvikā °tir vyākṛtā bhavati Divyāvadāna 150.24, the previous action- (binding-) cord has been explained; so, regularly with forms of vyākaroti, Divyāvadāna 87.8; 89.5; 241.25-26; Avadāna-śataka i.242.9; 244.1; 246.11 et alibi; Mārāś ca Mārakarmāṇi ca karma- plotayaś ca Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 240.11 (as matters of which an explana- tion is asked); -plotika alone in chinna-°kaḥ, epithet of dharma, Mahāvyutpatti 1306; Avadāna-śataka ii.106.11; Tibetan on Mahāvyutpatti rgyun ma (? rgyun = srotas, stream, continuity; error for rgyu, cause? compare Chin.) bcad pa (cut); Chin. having cut off causes; Japanese cut off ties or bonds of karman. Also (chinna-)pilotika, q.v. Both Mahāvyutpatti and Avadāna-śataka use this [compound] in a cliché occurring in Pali, e.g. Majjhimanikāya (Pali) i.141.21; here the commentary ii.119.19 ff. ex- plains chinna-pilotiko (of dhammo) as having its rags cut off, like a fresh garment (compare pilotika, 1), but he offers two different, and equally fantastic, explanations of the specific application of the term, and gives the impression that he is merely guessing.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ploti (प्लोति):—[from plota] f. thread, connection (in karma-p), [Divyāvadāna]

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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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