- (trs.) to pervade, permeate, fill, suffuse Pv.i.10#14 (= vyāpetvā tiṭṭhati Pv-a.52); Ja.iii.371 (sakala-sarīraṃ); Ja.v.64 (C. for pavāti) Pv-a.14 (okāsaṃ), Pv-a.276 (obhāsaṃ). To excite or stimulate the nerves Ja.v.293 (rasa-haraṇiyo khobhetvā phari: see under rasa)
■ Often in standard phrase mettā-sahagatena cetasā ekaṃ (dutiyaṃ etc.) disaṃ pharitvā viharati DN.ii.186; SN.v.115 and passim where pharitvā at Vism.308 = Vb-a.377 is explained by phusitvā ārammaṇaṃ katvā. Cp. BSk. ekaṃ disāṃ spharitvopasampadya viharati Mvu.iii.213. Also in phrase pītiyā sarīraṃ pharati (aor. phari) to thrill the body with rapture, e.g. Ja.i.33; Ja.v.494; Dhp-a.ii.118 Dhp-a.iv.102.
- [in this meaning better to be derived from sphar to spread, expand, cp. pharita & phālita] to spread, make expand Ja.i.82 (metta-cittaṃ phari).
- [prob of quite a diff. origin and only taken to pharati by pop analogy, perhaps to phal = sphaṭ; to split; thus kaṭṭh’atthaṃ pharati = to be split up for fuel] to serve as, only with -atthaṃ in phrases āhāratthaṃ ph. (after next phrase) to serve as food Mil.152; kaṭṭhatthaṃ ph. to serve as fuel AN.ii.95 = SN.iii.93 = Iti.90 = Ja.i.482; khādaniyatthaṃ & bhojaniyatthaṃ ph. to serve as eatables Vin.i.201 (so to be read in preference to ˚attaṃ)
pp pharita, phurita & phuṭa; cp. also phuṭṭha; see further anu˚, pari˚.
sphur & sphar;, same root as in Gr. σπαίρω to twitch; Lat. sperno “spurn” lit. kick away; Ags speornan to kick; spurnan = spur