Pradadhati, Pradadhāti: 1 definition


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

Pradadhāti (प्रदधाति).—(= Pali padahati, with cittaṃ, Dīghanikāya (Pali) iii.221.14), exerts (the mind, cittaṃ): evaṃ cittaṃ prada- dhyās tvaṃ Śikṣāsamuccaya 101.10 (verse, from Samādhirājasūtra). From this verb, as used in Pali, are derived pradhāna and prahāṇa (1), also prahita, qq.v.; and in Mahāvastu ii.208.1 (prahāṇaṃ) pradadhāti, exerts himself in exertion, should probably be read (for corrupt mss.) instead of Senart's em. pratidadhāti; compare both pradhāna and prahāṇa dependent on prahita, q.v. [In [Boehtlingk] s.v. dhā with pra cited from Lalitavistara Calcutta (see LV.) as meaning sich einer Sache (acc.) hingeben, but Lefm. 385.12 (verse) reads with some mss. pradadhyau (to dhyā), which is proved right by meter and Tibetan dgoṅs.]

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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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