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Ābhassarā

(devā), m. pl., lit. 'the Radiant Dei-
ties', name of a class of divinities inhabiting one of the

Rūpa-brahmalokas in the second jhāna-bhūmi; etym.
daṇḍadīpikāya acci viya etesaṁ sarīrato ābhā chijjitvā
chijjitvā patantīviya sarati visaratī ti~ā, Ps I 35,14-16
= Sv 510,30 and Mp IV 27,8, but daṇḍa-ukkāya =
Paṭis-a 112,10-12 (daṇḍukkāya) = Vibli-a 520,5-7
Abhidh-s-mhṭ Se 158,14; nom. sant' āvuso sattā ekatta-
kāyā nānattasaññino, seyyathā pi devā ~ā, D II 69,7
(Sv 510,30 foll.) = III 253,15; 263,15A IV 40,5 (Mp
IV 27,8 foll. = Sv); 401,13; quoted Pj I 86,24 and
Paṭis-a 110,29; atthi ~ā nāma kayo yato tvaṁ cuto
idhûpapanno, M I 329,3; pītibhakkhā bhavissāma
devā ~ā yathā, S I 114,23* (Spk I 179,28) = Dhp 200
(Dhp-a III 258,21) = Ja VI 55,24* (yathā te Brali-
māno pītibhakkhā hutvā samāpattisukhena vītinā-
menti tathā vītināmessāma, ct.); atth' āvuso ~ā nāma
devā sukhena abhisannā parisannā, A III 202,13
D III 218,24; saṁvaṭṭamāne loke ~ā devă aggam
akkhàyanti, A V 60,10; ~ā Subhakiṇhā Vehapphalā
Akaniṭṭhā ca devatā, Bv I 21 (Bv-a 37,22); tisso
saṁvattasīmā: ~ā Subhakiṇhā Vehapphalā, Sp 159,21
= Mp III 134,20 = Paṭis-a 367,26 = Cp-a 11,29 =
Vism 414,14 (Ee here Ābha°); tāpasānaṁ ~ā (niṭṭhā),
Ps II 9,33; parittâbhā appamāṇâbhā ~ā ceti dutiya-
jjhānabhūmi, Abhidh-s 21,15 (Abhidh-s-mhṭ Se 158,12);
cf. also Mp II 128,23 and Bv-a 28,30; acc ~e sañjānāti
(saññatvā, abhinandati), M I 2,15 foll. ≠ 4,14 foll.; ~e
āhacca, Paṭis-a 370,2 = Vism 416,35; gen. dat. ~ānaṁ
Ābhassarattena ananubhūtaṁ, M I 329,36; ~ānaṁ
devānaṁ sahavyataṁ uppajjati, A II 127,6 ≠ M I
289,19 (cf. Vibh 424,31, Ee ăbha°); ~ānaṁ devā-
naṁ dve kappā āyuppamāṇaṁ, A II 127,7; ~ānaṁ
devānaṁ atth' eva aññathattaṁ, atthi vipariṇāmo,
A V 60,10; ~ānaṁ devānaṁ . . . ekaṁ cittaṁ yāva-
tâyukaṁ tiṭṭhati, Kv 207,18; etesaṁ na ~ānaṁ viya
chijjitvā chijjitvā pabhā gacchati, Sv 511,6 = Paṭis-a
112,20; ~ānaṁ . . . vasena soḷasavidho padeso, ib.
234,8; loc. ~esu maññati, M I 2,16; ~esu nibbatto,
Ja I 474,6; aṭṭhakappâyukesu ~esu nibbatti, Ja III
358,26; paṇītaṁ bhāvetvā ~esu . . . uppajjanti,
Abhidh-s 25,2.