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ajjhesati

, pr. 3 sg. [adhi + √eṣ]; to ask, request
(mostly: to ask one to preach the dhamma, cf. Sp ad
Vin I 113,5; with acc. of the person or the thing asked
for
); ~ati, AN IV 153,8 = 155,3 (sāmaṁ vā dham-
mam bhāsati paraṁ vā ~); 3 pl. ~anti, Vin I
116,25; AN IV 299,15; Dhp-a IV 18,11; 1 pl. ~āma,
MN III 10,13; aor. 3 sg. ajjhesi Vin II 200,10; Ud
59,21 (= āṇāpesi, Ud-a) = Vin I 196,34; 3 pl.
~esiṁsu, Vin I 116,13-16; fut. 3 sg. ~esissati, Mp
I 240,25 (taṁ . . . dhammaṁ ~); inf. ~esituṁ, Vin
I 113,9 (paraṁ); abs. ~esitvā, Ps II 182,9 (dham-
madesanaṁ); pp. v. ajjhiṭṭha & ajjhesita.