धारयति

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From Proto-Indo-Aryan *dʰāráyati, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *dʰāráyati, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰor-éyeti. Causative of धरति (dhárati, to hold, support, seize), itself from √धृ (dhṛ, to hold back, stop, restrain).

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धारयति (dhāráyati) (root धृ, class 1, causative)

  1. to maintain, to hold
    • c. 400 BCE, Bhagavad Gītā 6.13:
      समं कायशिरोग्रीवं धारयन्नचलं स्थिरः
      samaṃ kāyaśirogrīvaṃ dhārayannacalaṃ sthiraḥ
      Maintaining (dhārayann) body, head and neck alevel, moveless, fixed
  2. to practise
  3. to undergo, to bear

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