Vikirati: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vikirati : (vi + kir + a) scatters; spreads; sprinkles.

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

Vikirati, (vi+kirati) to scatter about, sprinkle, spread, mix up (trs. & intrs.) M. I, 127; S. III, 190 (in simile of playing children: paṃsv’āgārakāni hatthehi ca pādehi ca vikiranti (mix up) vidhamanti (fall about) viddhaṃsenti (tumble over) vikīḷanikaṃ karonti, describing the scrambling and crowding about. In quite a diff. interpretation applied to Arahantship: see under vikiraṇa, as also in the same chapter (S. III, 190 § 11 sq.) in phrase rūpaṃ vikirati vidhamati etc. where it is meant in trs. sense of “destroy”; thus vi° in the same verb in meaning (vi° 1 & 2); S. IV, 41 (kāyo vikiri (came to pieces) seyyathâpi bhusa-muṭṭhi); J. I, 226; Pv. II, 38 (vikiri, v. l. for okiri); Miln. 101, 237 (lokadhātu vikireyya, would fall to pieces; combined with vidhameyya & viddhaṃseyya “drop & tumble, ” denoting total confusion and destruction. Similarly on p. 250=337 “vāri pokkhara-patte vikirati vidhamati viddhaṃsati”: the water scatters, drops & falls off; applied figuratively to bad qualities at same passage); SnA 172.—Pass. vikiriyyati & vikirīyati may be taken either to vikirati or vikaroti (cp. kiriyati); DhsA. 19 (suttena saṅgahitāni pupphāni na vikirīyanti na viddhaṃsiyanti: get scattered and fall off); ppr. vikirīyamāna PvA. 271 (with sprawling or confused limbs); imper. vikiriyyatu J. III, 368.—pp. vikiṇṇa. (Page 613)

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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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