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āmantaṇa

(or -ana), n. [sa. āmantraṇa], a.
addressing; inviting, invitation; given as meaning of
Sadd √1439 kuṇ, √1440 guṇ, 1/1456 ket, √1572 sām;
bhovādī ti yo pana ~âdisu "bho bho" ti vatvā
vicaranto bhovādī nāma so hoti, Dhp-a IV 158,18;
nâssa ~e koci antarāyo ahosi, Ud-a 434,17 (about
particle kho); purisānam ~e etc., Sadd 895,1-4 (various
terms of address, āvuso +); ~-paṭimantana-iriyāpa-
thâdisu ekato pavatta-kiccā 'amaccā' ti, Spk III
i 286,6 (ad S V 364,25); one of the uses of the imperative
mode, Sadd 813,26 foll. (sense of invitation); of the
potential mode, 815,8; — b. Gr.: function of the vocative,
or "a vocative", e. g. Sadd 60,13* foll., 713,12 foll.
°-pada, n., word being in the vocative, Sadd 895,12. —
°-vacana, n., expression of address, vocative form or
function; Sadd 60,31; Pj I 167,14; II 435,25. —
°-sañña, mfn., having the technical name āmantaṇa,
Sadd 713,13. — °âkāra-dīpana, n., indication of way
of address, Spk I 29,12. āmantaṇa