Punchati, Puñchati: 3 definitions


Punchati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Punchhati.

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Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Punchati in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

puñchati : (puñch + a) wipes off; cleans.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Puñchati, (cp. Sk. *proñchati, but BSk. poñcchate (v. l. puñchati & pocchate) Divy 491: upânahān mūlāc ca p. ) to wipe off, clean Vin. II, 208 (upāhanā), 210; A. IV, 376 (rajoharaṇaṃ suciṃ p. , asuciṃ p. etc.); J. I, 392 (akkhīni); Vism. 63 (gabbha-malaṃ), 415=KhA 120= J. I, 47 (assūni hatthehi p.); KhA 136 (paṃsukaṃ). The reading puñjati occurs at J. I, 318 (akkhīni); V, 182; VI, 514, also as v. l. at A. IV, 376 (v. l. also muñcati: cp. puñcikatā).—Caus. II. puñchāpeti Vism. 63. Cp. pari°. (Page 463)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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

Puñchati (पुञ्छति).—or °te (= Pali °ti, with object upāhanā; compare poñchate), wipes off, cleans (upānahān): inf. puñchitum Divyāvadāna 491.7 (so mss., ed. em. po°); forms of poñchate follow, perhaps justifying the em.

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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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