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

Spharati (स्फरति) or Spharate.—(also, in meaning 1, pharati, phalati, sphurati; = Pali pharati; compare also sphuṭa (1); Sanskrit Gr., except for some forms based on ‘caus.’ sphārayati, as sometimes in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], maitryā sphāritvā Mahāvastu i.313.17 prose; karuṇāpareṇa cetasā ekāṃ diśāṃ sphāritvā, v.l. sphāra- yitvā, Senart em. spharitvā, iii.213.12), (1) pervades, fills, suffuses, especially with radiance, or with love, compassion, or other moral emotions and qualities: for sphurati Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 264.1 (verse) a Kashgar fragment (Lüders ap. Hoernle [Manuscript Remains of Buddhist literature found in Eastern Turkestan] 159, last line) reads spharati; °te trilokaṃ (ābhāya) Lalitavistara 196.21 (verse); °ti Lalitavistara 250.20; ālokena vā ālokaṃ na spharanti Mahāvastu i.230.2, do not suffuse (spread abroad ?) light with light, and similarly 240.11—20 (in parallels iii.334.9; 341.14 sphuranti); spharati Śikṣāsamuccaya 187.7; 216.5; °ran Gaṇḍavyūha 10.14 ff.; °ritvanā 34.11 (verse); °ranti 43.6; °rămi 254.21 (verse); (sarvā diśas…) spharitvā Bodhisattvabhūmi 263.10; (ābhayā) 332.4; neg. gdve. a-spharaṇīya, q.v.; (2) spreads out (intrans.): lālāsya spharitvā tiṣṭhati Divyāvadāna 106.4; (3) serves, is useful (as in Pali): -bhaiṣajyārthāya °ti Mūla-Sarvāstivāda-Vinaya i.iii.7, serves as medicine; 9 etc.

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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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