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asi-(g)gāha

, m. [cf. sa. khaḍga-grāhin], 'a
swordbearer';
(1) a swordsman of the guard, (2) a high
officer
(orig, one intrusted with the kings sword), see
Cūḷavaṁsa-Trsl. p. XXVIII; (1) asi-ggāhā (v. l. -ggā-
hakā) . . . kosito (v. l. kosato) asiṁ abbāhiṁsu, Sp I
58,10; ~o asiṁ abbāhesi, Ja II 319,23 (= kal va-
ḍannē asi-gānā hō, gp); (parivārenti) rājānaṁ viya
eka-rathe ṭhitā asi-(g)gāha-chatta-(g)gāhā, Ps IV
132,13; — (2) seṭṭhiṁ chatta-(g)gāhaṁ asi-ggāhaṁ, Ja
VI 38,25 (in rank after senāpati and bḥaṇḍâgārika);
Silākāḷaṁ asiggāhaṁ katvā rakkhāya yojayi, asi-
ggāha-Silākāḷo iti tenâsi vissuto, Mhv XXXIX 54—55;
XLIV 1 (later king Samghatissa); 43—54—64 (later
king
Silāmeghavaṇṇa); — °-ka, m., id. (1); Sp I 58,10
(v. l.); — °-ka-thāna, n., the office of a° (2), Mhv
XLIV 43. asi-ggāha