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āvāha

, m. n. [ts., ā + √vah, see BHSD s. v.],
marriage, bringing the bride to
(live at) the bridegroom's
house, giving a son away in marriage
(opp. to vivāha,
q. v.; cf. Asoka's 9th rock edict); — sg. nom. = kaññā-
gahanaṁ, Ps III 400,19 (vivāho = kaññādānaṁ) =
Pj II 448,5 (ad Sn 105,13); ɔ: dārakassa parakulato
dárikāya āharaṇaṁ, Sp 552,31 (vivāho o: attano
dārikāya parakulapesanam); ~o opp. to vivāho,
Vin II 155,2; D I 99,22; Sn 102,3 = M II 146,23
foll.; Ap 318,16; Spk I 312,20; — acc. ~am karissati,
Ja V 283,12; ~am assa kātuṁ vaṭṭati, ib. VI 363,27;
catunnaṁ puttānaṁ ~aṁ katvā, Spk I 260,14;
Dhp-a IV 7,6; tassā kira mātāpitaro ~aṁ katvā,
Dhp-a III 260,11; 281,8; 290,22; — n. pl. acc. eten'eva
upāvena ~āni pi kārāpeti vivāhāni pi kārāpeti,
Vin'lII 135,20.