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

Prajñapayati (प्रज्ञपयति) or Prajñapayate.—or °peti (in all mgs. = prajñā- payati, q.v., but commoner than it in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], tho not recorded in Pali; see the following items), (1) makes known, declares, teaches: kiṃ bhagavāṃ (mss.) prajñapento prajñapeti Mahāvastu iii.65.8, what does the Lord expound (teach) when he is expounding?, answered in 10, catvāro… dhātavaḥ prajñapento prajñapemi (or, v.l., °ti; Buddha is speaking; Senart misunderstands and em.); in iii.447.14 Senart em. prajñapeti (I am not sure that prajñapti of mss. may not be kept, as noun, n. sg.: there is a declaration, it is declared, viz., as follows); (yān, sc. dharmān… agraprajñaptiṣu ca) prajñapayanti Bodhisattvabhūmi 291.13; gurudhar- mān prajñapayāmi Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 4b. 2; yāvān kaścit sattvadhātuḥ (text °tur) prajñapyamānaḥ prajñapyate (pass.) Vajracchedikā 20.19, …being made known, is made known; defines, (taṇḍulā- hāratāye, or other instr.) śuddhiṃ prajñapenti (or °payanti) Mahāvastu ii.126.14; 128.1; 129.5, they define purity as (instr.)…; (2) arranges, provides (a seat): °payasva Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 410.8 (prose; mañcaṃ); °payet Mahāvastu i.325.8 (āsanāni; Senart em. prajñā°); °pīyanti, pass., ii.274.4 (āsanā); °petha iii.63.15 (āsanāni); °paya Divyāvadāna 20.8 (mañcaṃ), and so, prajñapya, ger. 10, and prajñapto (mañco) 11; °pitvā Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 194.3 (verse; āsana); °pya Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 203.2; (3) arranges, spreads out (a cloth or gar- ment, to sit on): ger. °petvā Mahāvastu i.238.12 (ajinaṃ); 318.15 (-saṃghāṭiṃ); °payitvā i.241.1 (ajinaṃ); tṛṇasaṃstaraṃ ii.131.14 (for himself; Lalitavistara parallel, 289.13, saṃstīrya); 268.3; prajñapya (uttarāsaṅgaṃ) Divyāvadāna 77.4; 465.30. See next.

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Prajñāpayati (प्रज्ञापयति).—(caus. of Sanskrit pra-jñā, = Pali paññā-peti, but in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], in all mgs., less common than prajñap°, q.v., which does not exist in Pali unless in paññatta, °tti, see prajñapta, °pti; both practically unknown in Sanskrit, according to [Boehtlingk and Roth] prajñap° once in ŚB. in meaning 1, prajñāpita in one questionable v.l. in Śak., also in meaning 1), (1) makes known, declares, teaches: prajñāpayanti ca saṃmūḍhāḥ Lalitavistara 248.16 (prose), and foolish (teachers) make public announce- ment (or, teach; Tibetan ston pa; sc. their doctrines, just listed; but no object is expressed); (2) arranges, provides (seats; so also Pali): Lalitavistara 439.15 (dharmāsanaṃ prajñā- payiṣyati, no v.l.); Divyāvadāna 198.14 (āsanaṃ prajñāpayatā); Suvarṇabhāsottamasūtra 203.1 (āsanaṃ prajñāpaya, but in next line, āsanaṃ prajñaptaṃ, prajñapya ca…); (siṃhāsanaṃ) prajñā- payanti Mahāvyutpatti 6282, and prajñāptam 5602 (Tibetan bśams pa, see Tibetan Dictt. s.v. śom pa); ger. prajñāpya, Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 182.6 (siṃhāsanaṃ); Lalitavistara 102.14 and 268.7 (āsanaṃ; but in [Page359-a+ 71] both most mss. prajñapya); Avadāna-śataka i.227.9 (mañcaṃ); a strange caus., of doubtful form, probably to a denom., mss. prajñāpāyitaṃ or prajñaptāpitaṃ (probably read the latter, see § 38.56), Senart em. prajñāpayitaṃ, with āsanaṃ, Mahāvastu iii.93.3 and 4, (by Buddha) a seat was caused to be arranged (for himself); (3) arranges, spreads out (cloths, garments, etc., for sitting on; so also Pali); Mahāvastu iii.53.13 prajñāpayeyaṃ (-saṃghāṭīṃ).

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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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