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ālambana

, n. [ts.J, vb. noun from ālambati,
support, basis, prop, staff to lean on; ārammaṇaṁ
~aṁ nissayaṁ, Nidd II 104,27 ad Sn 1069; Ap
213,13; 283,22-24; 456,27 (= ib. 29 ālamba= Th-a I
107,17, kattarayaṭṭhi); a thing to cling to, a support:
hetṭhā patitthâbhāvena upari ~âbhāvena ca gam-
bhīro, Pj II 214,9 ad Sn 173 - S I 53,17* appatiṭṭhe
anālambe gambhīre; cf. Spk I 110,22; support, a
person who supports:
so tumhākaṁ upaṭṭhāko
bhavissati ~o ca, Mil 126,12; — °-khandha, m., post
or tree stump at end of
caṅkama for leaning against
during intervals of meditation,
Ss 50,35 (cf. next and
apassena-tthambha); — °-tthambha, ṝ. q. prec, Spk
I 85,27 bhikkhu caṅkame caṅkamamāno vā ~aṁ
nissāya ṭhito vā (v. l. khandhaṁ); — °-daṇḍa, m.,
staff, walking stick (= ālamba-daṇḍa q. v.), Abh 443
~asmiṁ kattarayaṭṭhi; °-dāyaka, m., Npr. of a
thera, "Giver of a staff", Ap 213,11ff.; °-dāyaka-
vagga
, m., title of Ap XXIII; °-naṅgala n., rañño
~aṁ, the plough the king handles (lit. leans on) at the
sowing festival,
Ja I 57,25; Ps II 290,22 °-phalaka, n.,
board or slab to lean against or recline on for taking
rest during exercises on the
caṅkama; Sp 458,29
caṅkame apassāya tiṭṭhantassa ālambana-rukkho vā
~aṁ vā ... apassenaṁ nāma (= Kkh-ṭ 84,23);
Ja I 8,11 alaṁkata-caṅkamassa ubhosu antesu ~aṁ
vidhāya; 31,13 (= Cp-a 96,31 yakkho caṅkamana-
kotiyaṁ ~aṁ nissāya thatvā . . . dārake khādi);
IV 489,11; Ps III 61,5; Spk II 190,18 ~aṁ ālam-
bitvā ṭhitako va nibbāyi; Vibh-a 474,33 ~aṁ apas-
sāya thita-kāle; °-bāhā, f., banister of staircase Vin
II 117,21 = 120,5 = 121,7 = 152,12 = 153,15;
°-mantam Ja IV 457,1 w. r. of Ee for Ālambāyana-
mantaṁ (so Ce, Ee v. l.), see Ālambāyana; °-rajju,
f., a rope one clings to, Ja III 396,13' (expl. rajju
vâlambanī ib. 7*); Sv 472,4; °-rukkha, m., Sp 458,29,
cf. above °-phalaka.