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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Vikurvate (विकुर्वते) or Vikurvati.—(1) (= Pali vikubbati; specialized form of Sanskrit vi-karoti, § 28.6), works a miracle (this seems to be the regular, nearly universal, meaning of the rather rare verb, and of its much commoner derivs., see prec. and next items, in [Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit], and probably also in Pali; no doubt it started from the Sanskrit meaning of vikaroti, change, alter, but Senart, Mahāvastu i note 425 f., seems to me wrong in finding that meaning here): (bhūmayo dáśa jināna śrīmatā; so, or °to, mss.) yair vikurviṣu sadā paṇḍitāḥ Mahāvastu i.64.3 (verse, metrical(ly) deficient), there are ten glorious Stages of the Jinas, in which the Wise Ones always wrought miracles; °vati Śikṣāsamuccaya 347.5 (verse), °vī 6 (verse; aor., or opt.?); °vitu-kāma Samādhirājasūtra p. 6 line 23, wishing to perform miracles; vikurva vikurva (Ārya-)Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa 55.26 (prose; impv., in a mantra); vikurva- yato (n. pl. m., for vikurvantaḥ; not caus.) cakraṃ pra- vartya vinayanti jagat Gaṇḍavyūha 267.3 (verse); saṃdṛśyase loki vikurvamāṇā (n. sg. f.) Gaṇḍavyūha 302.14 (verse); pres. pple., n. or voc., nṛpati…tvaṃ sa vikurvan Lalitavistara 168.2 (verse), to the Bodhisattva, O King, such art thou (hast thou been), (being a?) miracle-working one! (so Tibetan, rnam par ḥphrul pa de ñid khyod); (2) vikurvate, contends, acts in (friendly) rivalry (with, instr.), not with the hostile meaning usual in Sanskrit: Kunālo guṇavān pitrā sārdhaṃ °vate Divyāvadāna 403.21 (viz. in works of piety; thus is answered the king's angry inquiry in 18, ko 'yam asmābhiḥ sārdhaṃ pratidvandva- yati).

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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 (even English!). 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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