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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-Aryan *páHti, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *páHti, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to protect). Cognate with Old Persian 𐎱𐎠𐎮𐎹 (pādiy), Latin pascō, Mycenaean Greek 𐀡𐀕 (po-me).

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पाति (pā́ti) (cl.2 P. root √pā)

  1. to watch, keep, preserve
  2. to protect from, defend against (+ ablative)
  3. to protect (a country) i.e. rule, govern
  4. to observe, notice, attend to, follow