Sphay, aka: Sphāy; 2 Definition(s)


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Sphāy (स्फाय्).—1 Ā. (sphāyate, sphīta)

1) To grow large or fat, to become big or bulky.

2) To swell, increase, expand; संदुधुक्षे तयोः कोपः पस्फाये शस्त्रलाघवम् (saṃdudhukṣe tayoḥ kopaḥ pasphāye śastralāghavam) Bk.14.19. -Caus. (sphāvayati-te) To cause to grow large, augment, increase; तावस्फावयतां शक्तीर्बाणांश्चाकिरतां मुहुः (tāvasphāvayatāṃ śaktīrbāṇāṃścākiratāṃ muhuḥ) Bk.17.43;4. 33; स्वं स्फावयन् शक्ररिपुः प्रभावम् (svaṃ sphāvayan śakraripuḥ prabhāvam) Bk.12.76;15.99.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sphāy (स्फाय्).—[(ī) sphāyī] r. 1st cl. (sphāyata) 1. To grow, to increase, to become large or bulky. 2. To expand. 3. To smell.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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. 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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