Pravicareti, Pravicāreti: 1 definition


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

Pravicāreti (प्रविचारेति) or Pravicārayati.—(see prec. two; in Sanskrit investigates fully, becomes well cognizant of, knows well, and so in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], e.g. Daśabhūmikasūtra.g. 44(70).10, see s.v. paricārayati 3), amuses oneself, especially (but not exclusively) sexually with women; in this sense the verb is unrecorded outside of [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], and almost limited to Mahāvastu; but see prec. two items for AMg. and [Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī] related nouns; as Senart points out, i note 396, this seems to be somehow due to confusion with paricārayati (1) with which its use is identical; but it occurs once in Lalitavistara, and too often in Mahāvastu to be emended, especially in view of the noun relatives in AMg. and [Jaina Māhārāṣṭrī]; nārīhi pravicāreti Mahāvastu iii.8.17; almost always, like paricārayati (1), follows forms of krīḍati and ramati (°te), so (not always of sexual pleasure) Lalitavistara 72.18; Mahāvastu i.31.6 (repeated with paricār° 32.6); 32.8; ii.111.15, 16; 144.10, 13; 146.6; 151.6; 170.14; 171.16; 444.12; iii.37.10, 11; 162.10; caus. in force, suṣṭhu kumāraṃ krīḍāpetha ramāpetha pravicā- rayetha (so mss., Senart em. °cārāpetha) Mahāvastu ii.151.13, amuse the prince…; pass. (compare Pali paricāriyati to pari- cāreti) is entertained: devī Māyā…sukhaiḥ pravicāryate Mahāvastu i.99.3.

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