Viharati; 2 Definition(s)


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[Viharati in Pali glossaries]

viharati : (vi + har + a) lives; abides; dwells; sojourns.

(Source): BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Viharati, (vi+harati) to stay, abide, dwell, sojourn (in a certain place); in general: to be, to live; appld: to behave, lead a life (as such expld with “iriyati” at Vism. 16). Synonyms are given at Vbh. 194 with iriyati, vattati, pāleti, yapeti, yāpeti, carati; cp. VbhA. 262. ‹-› See e.g. D. I, 251; Sn. 136, 301, 925; Pug. 68; DhsA. 168; DA. I, 70, 132; PvA. 22, 67, 78.—Special Forms: aor. 3rd sg. vihāsi Sn. p. 16; Pv. II, 960; Mhvs 5, 233; PvA. 54, 121; 3rd pl. vihiṃsu Th. 1, 925, & vihaṃsu A. II, 21; fut. viharissati A. III, 70; vihessati Th. 1, 257; vihissati Th. 2, 181; and vihāhisi J. I, 298 (doubtful reading!), where C. expls as “vijahissati, parihāyissati”; with phrase sukhaṃ vihāhisi cp. dukkhaṃ viharati at A. I, 95, and see also vihāhesi.—pp. not found. (Page 642)

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