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āsasāna

, part. praes. or aor. med. [neither Geiger
§ 192 nor BHSGp. 167 §34,4 give this form in discussing
-āna participles, but they take them as part, praes.
as in fact PED does —, whereas CPD I takes ~ as
p. aor., v.
an°; there is often a v. l. āsamāna which
if it is not a w. r. due to the script (like e. g. āsitta-
satta for āsittamatta) and facilitated by the irregular-
ity of the form
~probably replaced the older ~ that
was not clear enough any more, or else,
~ may have
been newly formed from
āsā. Nearly always there
are vv. ll. Cts. mostly give as syn.
āsiṁsanta or āsiṁ-
samāna. The form ~ is only found in triṣṭubh metre
in the cadence, with the exception of
Vv 959], hoping,
desiring;
Sadd 449,1 (āsamāno); — m. nom. sg. nirā-
sayo so uda ~o, Sn 1090 (Pj II 597,5); puccheyya
poso sukham ~o, Ja IV 18,25* (Ce SHB 1931 Be
1959 āsisāno, Se āsiṁsamāno); icchappamādaṁ hi-
tam ~o, MhvLV 34 (v. l. esasāne, āsayāno); nom. pl.
kiṁ ~ā imaṁ padesaṁ hi / anuppaviṭṭhā, Vv 959 Be
1961 for Ee kāya āsiṁsanāya imaṁ padesaṁ (Vv-a
= Be, but āsamānā); tatuttariṁ jīvitam ~ā, 963
(Ee āsiṁsanā; Be 1961 — Vv-a āsamānā); apare
pana sugatiṁ ~ā, Pv IV 1:24 (Ee āsamāna, v. l.
āsisamānā; Be 1961 = Pv-a āsamānā; dumā...
pattaṁ pahāya phalam ~ā, Th 528 (v. l. āsamānā; Be
1959 = Ee; Th-a v. l. āsamānā, āsayānā, expl. āsiṁ-
santā, gahitukāmā); paṇḍitā / kale akāle sukham
~ā, Ja IV 291,22* (Ee āsayānā; Be 1959 esamānā;
Ce SHB 1935 esamāna; Se esanāya); anūpakhette
phalam ~ā, 381,6* (Be āsamānā; Se āsiṁsamānā);
ye kec' (!) ime suggatim ~ā, V 391,7* (v. l. assānā,
āsiyamānā; Be 1959 āsamānā; Se āsiṁsamānā); —
neg. an°.