pi (» pi-dṛbh , pi-dhā , pi-nah) , expresses placing near or over , uniting to , annexing , reaching to , proximity , &c ([cf. Gk. ἐπί Zd. api ; Germ. and Eng. prefix be])
|(H1) ápi [p= 55,1] [L=10132]||or sometimes |
|[L=10132.1]||in later Sanskrit its place seems frequently supplied by |
(As a separable adv.) and , also , moreover , besides , assuredly , surely
or api-ca , as well as
*pi or na apivā or na nacā*pi , neither , nor , cā*pi , (and at the beginning of a sentence) api-ca , moreover.
|[L=10133]||is often used to express emphasis , in the sense of even , also , very|
anyad api , also another , something more
*pi , this very day , even now
*pi , even thus , notwithstanding
, even if , although
*pi , although , nevertheless
, never at any time: sometimes in the sense of but , only , at least e.g. muhūrtam api , only a moment.
|[L=10133.6]||na kadācid api|
e.g. ko 'pi , any one
|[L=10134]||may be affixed to an interrogative to make it indefinite , |
*pi , anywhere.
e.g. caturṇām api varṇānām , of all the four castes.
|[L=10135]||imparts to numerals the notion of totality |
|[L=10136]||may be interrogative at the beginning of a sentence.|
|[L=10137]||may strengthen the original force of the Potential , or may soften the Imperative , like the English " be pleased to "|
|[L=10137.1]||sometimes it is a mere expletive.|
but , but yet.
|(H2) api [p= 1314,2] [L=310770]||(also) suppose that, perhaps, |
api-api), as well-as, ib.