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āsana

, n. [ts.], sitting; seat, place; the withers
of an elephant
(Abh 363, cf. sa.); altar (v. °ghara;
°pūjā; pupphâ°; — for the semantic transition or con-
nection seat > altar v.
J. Aueoyer: Le trône et son
symbolisme dans I'Inde ancienne
(Paris 1949) p. 61
foll. Cf. also Mhv LXXXII 9-10); —; on the 9 diffe-
rent thrones in Burma see
Yi Yi, The Thrones of the
Burmese Kings, JBRS
43 (1960) 2 p. 97 foll.;
Kacc-v 280; Sadd 231,5; 385,3; 451,30 foll.; Abh 765;
ifc. it is sometimes difficult to distinguish be-
tween
asana "food" and āsana, v. aggâsanika; cpd.
Sadd 709,24; — often with forms of abhivādeti,
uṭṭhāti, gaṇhāti, ṭhapeti, deti, dhāreti, nimanteti,
paññāpeti etc. See further PTC;nom. sg. ~aṁ,
Vin I 51,4 = 61,9; 118,13 ~aṁ apaññattaṁ hoti; A
III 332,14 (mahârahaṁ brahmapallaṅkaṁ . . ., Mp
III 363,9; Paṭis I 76,16 (Paṭis-a 507,20); — acc ~aṁ,
Vin I 118,16; S II 209,14; Vv I 5: 8 adāsim ~aṁ;
ghatassa ~aṁ ādhāraṁ ti ghatâsanaṁ aggi, Ap-a
415,15); Mhv V 140; LXXXII 10; Samantak 589; —
instr. ~ena, D I 91,49 (Sv (I) 257,8); M II 89,8; Ps
III 225,29 theraṁ ~ena nimantento; Nidd II 1,15;
abl. ~ā, ~amhā; ~ā vuṭṭhaheyya, M I 512,5;
Dhp-a II 78,18; IV 39,8; athâ~amhā oruyha, Ja VI
243,10*; Dip 2,15; Jināl 123; — gen. M II 138,1 so
nâtidūre nâccāsanne ~assa; Vv 4,18; — loc ~e, ~as-
miṁ, ~amhi; tasmiṁ yeva ~e dhammacakkhuṁ ud-
apādi, D II 41,19 foll. = A IV 186,22; M II 93,6; nisī-
dayī. . . ~asmiṁ, Ja VI 323,24*; 576,27*; Abhidh-av
92,31; Ap 107,17 tamhi ~amhi āsīno Buddho; — nom.
pl.
saṁvijjante . . . ~āni, M I 359,19 (Ps III 38,5); acc
~āni, ~e; ~āni paññāpetvā, S IV 183,10; Sn 104,25;
Th-a I 131,8; III 93,8 (Ee has ~āhi); Vibh-a 473,33;
Mhv XV 2; Thūp 37,33; — loc. ~esu; Sp 1283,27 (ad
Vin II 213,30); ~esu nisinnā honti, 1)191,16; —
long cpds.: Vin-vn-ṭ Be (1962) I 176,19; Sv 930,35;
Ifc. aggâ°; an°; anucitthâ°; uccâ° (Mhv XIV 48);
uttamâ
° (Jina-c 315); upaddhâ° (Vin II 200,3);
ūrubaddhâ° (Sadd 348,24); ekâ° (Ja V 397,22*);
Ekâ° -dāyikā (Ap II 525,10); ekâ° -bhojana (Vism
69,27); kamalâ° (Abh 15); kusumâ° (Ap 69,12);
jayâ° (Jina-c 277); thānâ° (Ras 27,23); therâ° (Pj I
95,16); dakkhinâ° (Spk III 224,34); daṇḍâ° (pṭ ad
Ja III 235,25); dīghâ° (Vin II 169,17); devâ° (jinal
108); dhammâ° (Pj I 95,18); dhurâ° (Mp I 355,13);
nir° (Ap 540,13 quoted Thī-a 154,7*); nisinnâ° (Ap-a
339,8); nisīdanâ° (Ja III 183,6); nīcâ° (Cp-a 252,29);
pacurâ° (Samantak 711); pacchâ° (Ja III 392,7);
pacchimâ° (Ja VI 327,3); paññattâ° (Spk I 111,12; )
paṭicchannâ° (Ps I 80,31 ad M I 11,2); paṭirūpâ°
(Ja VI 281,10); paṇḍukambalasilâ° (Dhp-a I 17,10);
pattâ° (Samantak 698); avarâp° (Samantak 463);
pāsādabhadrâ° (Samantak 766); pupphâ° (Ap 69,9);
Buddha
° (Th-a III 93,7); bhujagâ (Samantak 466);
majjhimâ° (Ja VI 327,3); maṇimayâ° (Samantak
589); Manosilâ° (Ja V 423,31); mahâ° (Ras 26,30);
ratanâ° (Ap 352,18); rajâ° (Cp-a 66,29); rittâ° (Sn
963); vajirâ° (Samantak 149); vālikâ° (Ja III 411,25');
vivittâ
° (Ps II 395,25); visamâ° (As 176,24); sakâ°
(?Ap 81,26); saṅghattherâ° (Ps I 145,33); sapari-
vārâ
° (Ap 107,14); samâ° (Mhv X 87); sarâ° (Bv-a
278,30); sayanâ° (It 112,2; Pañca-g 83); sīhâ° (Th
1095); supaññattâ° (Ja VI 117,33'); subhâ° (Sam-
antak 624); senâ° (Vin I 196,18; Vibh-a 365,19);
soṇṇâ° (Ap 581,8); hutâ° (Ap-a 415,19, but cf.
asana); hemâ° (Ap 84,17).