Vayati, Vāyati, Vāyaṭi, Vāyāṭi: 2 definitions


Vayati means something in Buddhism, Pali, Tamil. 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.

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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vāyati : (vā + ya) 1. blows; emits an odour; 2. weaves.

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

1) Vāyati, 2 (Vedic vāti & vāyati. See etym. under vāta) 1. to blow (only as vāyati) Vin. I, 48; D. II, 107 (mahāvātā vāyanti); S. IV, 218 (vātā ākāse v.); J. I, 18; VI, 530; Mhvs 12, 12.—aor. vāyi S. IV, 290; J. I, 51. Cp. abhi°, upa°, pa°.—2. to breathe forth, to emit an odour, to smell Pv. I, 61; PvA. 14; as vāti (2nd sg. vāsi) at J. II, 11 (=vāyasi C.).—pp. vāta only as noun “wind” (q. v.). (Page 609)

2) Vāyati, 1 (Vedic vayati, , cp. Sk. veman loom, vāṭikā band, Gr. i)/tus willow, Ohg. wīda id.; Lat. vieo to bind or plait) to weave, only in pp. vāyita.—Pass. viyyati Vin. III, 259. pp. also vīta.—Caus. II. vāyāpeti to cause to be woven Vin. III, 259 (=vināpeti); VvA. 181.—See also vināti. (Page 609)

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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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