Prishthibhavati, Pṛṣṭhībhavati: 1 definition
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The Sanskrit term Pṛṣṭhībhavati can be transliterated into English as Prsthibhavati or Prishthibhavati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Pṛṣṭhībhavati (पृष्ठीभवति).—(compare parā-, vi-p°, and avapṛṣṭhī- kṛta; Pali vipiṭṭhi-katvā(na) clearly means turning one's back on worldly things, evils, Sn 67, 362, substantially [Page354-a+ 71] abandoning; and Pali piṭṭhito karoti is used in the lit. sense, turns one's back on, Jātaka (Pali) i.71.23), (1) in Divyāvadāna 326.9 pṛṣṭhibhūtaḥ, and in 11 avapṛṣṭhīkṛtaḥ, both seem to have the meaning suggested by Pali vipiṭṭhikatvā(na), above: (made) averse, turned away (from worldly things); see the passage cited s.v. Maitrīya. In Mahāvyutpatti 2590, also, pṛṣṭhī- bhavati may have this meaning, becomes averse (followed by kelāyita, q.v., in a chapter headed ‘synonyms of nisṛjā’); but the two Tibetan renderings are not clear; [Boehtlingk] 7.359 under- stands this as belonging to (2); of course [Boehtlingk]'s assumption that the ‘correct reading’ is piṣṭī° is wrong; (2) becomes depressed (= vipṛṣṭhībhavati, q.v.), orig. doubtless turns one's back as a sign of unhappiness: cittaṃ nāvalīyate na saṃlīyate na pṛṣṭhībhavati Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñāpāramitā 320.17 (prose).
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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