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Ālambāyana

, Npr. 1. of a snake-charm, 2. of a
brāhmaṇa who after learning it becomes a snake-
charmer
(Cp-a 122,11: ~o ti °-vijjā-parijappanena
~o ti evaṁ laddha-nāmo ahi-guṇṭhika-brāhmaṇo).
[~ 1. f deriv. from sa. ālambā a plant with
poisonous leaves; the charmer chews an
osadha and
spits it into the snake's mouth,
Ja VI 185,4. The
(uncontracted, genuine Pali) form °bāyana is used in
Ja prose besides the (contracted, original Eastern)
form
°bāna appearing in gāthās besides the abbreviated
Ālamba (quoted Sadd 258,11); Cp has °bāna (Ee
misspelt
°pāna), Cp-a throughout °bāyana]. — 1. acc.
°-mantam Ja IV 457,1 (Ee w. r. ālambana°); VI 178,
19,29; Cp-a 119,7. °-vijjā see above. 2. Ja VI 178,23
-197,20 passim (verse: °bāno 182,2*; 193,19*; °ba
192,18*; 194,7*). Cp II 2,5 /.; Cp-a 120,4—124,18 pas-
sim.
°-brāhmaṇa Cp-a 122,28.