Prativahati: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Prativahati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Prativahati (प्रतिवहति).—opposes, rejects (advice; a person), disobeys (a command, instruction); once ‘caus.’ prativā- hayati in same meaning: ājñāṃ prativāhayāmi Gaṇḍavyūha 122.8 (prose); (ājñāṃ) prativahati Divyāvadāna 562.26; na mayā… bhagavataḥ…ājñā pratyūḍha-pūrveti (= °vā iti) Divyāvadāna 178.11; vāṇīm a-prativahan (pres. pple.) Gaṇḍavyūha 216.17; (ye caināṃ prajñāpāramitāṃ) na pratikrośanti na prativahanti Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 460.6; (bodhisattva-piṭaka-)-prativahatānām aśrād- dhānāṃ sattvānāṃ Bodhisattvabhūmi 157.6, of those disobeying (gen. pl. pres. pple.)…; prativahaty (so with mss., wrongly em.) eṣo 'smākam Divyāvadāna 329.9, he opposes (or rejects, repulses) us; evaṃ ca vyavacārayati na ca prativahati Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 433.2; te prativoḍhum ārabdhāḥ Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya ii.109.5. See next.

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Prativahati (प्रतिवहति) or Prativāhayati.—q.v.

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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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