Vedeti: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vedeti : (vid + e) feels; senses; knows.

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

Vedeti, (Vedic vedayati; denom. or Caus. fr. vid to know or feel) “to sense, ” usually in denom. function (only one Caus. meaning: see aor. avedi); meaning twofold: either intellectually “to know” (cp. veda), or with ref. to general feeling “to experience” (cp. vedanā). ‹-› For the present tense two bases are to be distinguished, viz. ved°, used in both meanings; and vediy° (=*vedy°), a specific Pāli formation after the manner of the 4th (y) class of Sk. verbs, used only in meaning of “experience. ” Thus vedeti: (a) to know (as=Acc. equal to “to call”) Sn. 211 sq. (taṃ muniṃ vedayanti); (b) to feel, to experience S. IV, 68 (phuṭṭho vedeti, ceteti, sañ‹-› jānāti); M. I, 37; Pv IV. 150 (dukkhaṃ=anubhavati PvA. 241).—vediyati: to feel, to experience a sensation or feeling (usually with vedanaṃ or pl. vedanā) M. I, 59; II, 70 (also Pot. vediyeyya); S. II, 82; III, 86 sq.; IV, 207; A. I, 141; II, 198 (also ppr. vediyamāna); J. II, 241; Miln. 253.—aor. avedi he knew, recognized J. III, 420 (=aññāsi C.); he made known, i.e. informed J. IV, 35 (=jānāpesi C.); vedi (recognized, knew) Sn. 643, 647, 1148 (=aññāsi aphusi paṭivijjhi Nd2 613); & vedayi Sn. 251 (=aññāsi SnA 293).—Fut. vedissati (shall experience) Pv. I, 1015 (dukkhaṃ vedanaṃ v.).—grd. vediya (to be known) Sn. 474 (para° diṭṭhi held as view by others; explained as “ñāpetabba” SnA 410); vedanīya: (a) to be known, intelligible, comprehensible D. I, 12; (dhammā nipuṇā ... paṇḍita-vedanīyā); II, 36; M. I, 487; II, 220; (b) to be experienced S. IV, 114 (sukha° & dukkha°); A. I, 249 (diṭṭhadhamma°); IV, 382; Pv. II, 117 (sukha°-kamma= sukha-vipāka PvA. 150); III, 37 (kamma); IV, 129 (of kamma-vipāka=anubhavana-yogga PvA. 228); PvA. 145 (kamma); & veditabba to be understood or known D. I, 186; PvA. 71, 92, 104.—pp. vedita & vedayita. (Page 648)

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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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