Yapayati, Yāpayati: 1 definition


Yapayati means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Yāpayati (यापयति).—(1) trans., nourishes, maintains: ppp. (sa dārako…) yāpitaḥ pālito vardhitaḥ Divyāvadāna 499.1, was maintained, protected, nourished; (2) intrans. (as in Pali yāpeti; orig., no doubt, with ellipsis of kālaṃ, which with yāp° in Sanskrit = spends time), lives, spends time: (buddhā bhagavantas) tiṣṭhanti dhriyante yāpayanti Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 6.10; 42.2; 184.5; (same verbs, 3 sg.) Sukhāvatīvyūha 62.9; (buddhā bha- gavanto) jīvanto dhriyanto yāpayanto Divyāvadāna 93.6; 150.16; 196.18; (tathāgatam etarahi tiṣṭhantaṃ) yāpayantaṃ Mahāvastu ii.362.13; with instr., lives (on…), (kola-vikṛtīhi, taṇḍula- vi°, tila-vi°) yāpenti Mahāvastu ii.125.9; 126.15; 128.2; phalā- phalehi yāpayituṃ iii.159.13; pakvabhaikṣeṇa yāpayi- ṣyāmi Avadāna-śataka i.209.2; instr. (not of food but) pāṃśukūlena cīvareṇa yāpayitum Bhikṣuṇī-karmavācanā 22b.3, to live with a robe con- sisting of refuse-rags; abs., (during a famine) na sukaraṃ… yāpayitum Divyāvadāna 471.4, it was not easy to live. See also jāpayati.

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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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