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ākāsânañca

, n. [ākāsa + ananta + ya, ɔ:
ākāsa + ānañca or ākāsânanta + ya], 'space-bound-
less-ness', infinity of space or unlimited space, endless
sky;
ākāsānanto yeva ~aṁ, Paṭis-a 88,23; ākāsaṁ
anantaṁ ākāsānantaṁ, ākāsānantam eva ~aṁ, As
204,20 (so read) = Vism 331,20; Vism-sn explains
that this is a pleonastic form
(sakattha) with a bhāva-
suffix, where in combn. ta < ca; the meaning is "sky
without a limit"; this expln. agrees with
Pay on Mogg
IV 60 (cf. Mogg-p p. 228,30 and -v) sakatthe ti sa-
katthe pi yathāyogam tādayo honti, . . . ākāsānan-
tam eva ~aṁ, similar Rūp 159,14 foll. on Kacc 362
(cf. dāsavyaṁ: dāsatā, Mogg-v IV 61); ṇya-paccayo
napuṁsake bhavati yathā . . . ~aṁ, Pds-ṭ 78,2; ākā-
sañ ca taṁ anantañ cā ti ākāsānantaṁ kasiṇugghā-
ṭimākāso, anantākāsan ti ca vattabbe agyāhito ti
ādisu viya visesanassa paranipātavasena ākāsānantan
ti vuttaṁ ākāsānantam eva ~aṁ sakatthe bhāva-
paccayavasena, mhṭ on Abhidh-s 3,32 (Ce (1933) 52,30
foll., Se 89,10 foll., so read); — see next.