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āsevati

, pr. 3 sg. [ts.], to visit, frequent; practise;
follow
(e. g. maggaṁ); repeat; develop, cultivate; enjoy;
often used together with bhāveti and bahulīkaroti; Sadd
5,25; — pr. 3 sg. ~ati Sp 411,22; mettacittaṁ ~ati,
A I 10,20; so taṁ maggaṁ ~ati bhāveti bahulīkaroti,
II 157,6; nimittaṁ na ~ati (v. l. sevati) bh. b., IV
418,24; jhānaṁ ~ati bh. b., Nidd II 96,10; Vism 328,5;
pubbaṇhasamayaṁ pi ~ati, Paṭis I 30,27 foll. (bhu-
saṁ sevati, Paṭis-a 132,1); II 93,33 foll.; so taṁ ni-
mittam ~ati bh. b., Vibh 200,10 (bhajati, Vibh-a
260,25); imaṁ viriyaṁ ārabhati . . . ~ati bh.b.,
209,7; dhamme ~ati bh. b., 218,15; ~ati ca bhāveti
taṁ nimittaṁ punappunaṁ, Abhidh-av 101,23*
102,8*; — 3 pl. sabbe sattā . . . satiṁ paribhuñjanti
paṭilabhanti ~anti bh. b., Kv 157,36; — pass. pr. 3 sg.
~īyate, Sadd 6,26; panc'indriyani āsevanā honti . . .
mettā cetovimutti ~iyati, Paṭis II 132,16 (~īyati,
Paṭis-a 606,35); — pot. 1 sg. ānisamsaṁ adhigamma
taṁ ~eyyaṁ, A IV 440,5 (seveyyaṁ bhajeyyaṁ, Mp
IV 204,24; in similar places like A IV 440,10; 441,10;
442,4 etc. one finds ~eyya, ~itaṁ, ~i(ṁ)); — part.
m. nom. sg.
ahaṁ diṭṭhiṁ ~anto bh. b., M I 323,26;
Nidd II 220,10 expl. bhāvento Sn 1130; — gen. tassa
taṁ maggaṁ ~ato bh. b. saṁyojanāni pahīyanti, A II
157,7 = III 74,18 = Paṭis II 92,15, quoted Ps I 108,30;
tassa bhaṅgānupassanāñāṇaṁ ~antassa . . . saṅkhārā
upaṭṭhahanti, Nidd-a II 108,10; 109,17; ~antassa
Vism 645,9 (-mhṭ Se III 535,11 ādaravasena sevan-
tassa pavattentassa); ~antassa Abhidh-av 123,21*; —
part. med. m. nom. sg. mettaṁ upekham karuṅaṁ
vimuttiṁ ~amāno, Sn 73 = Ap 12,26 (bhāvayamāno,
Ap-a 201,1); — aor. 1 sg. ~iṁ (v. l. ~itaṁ), A IV
440,10; [w. r. Thī 435 for asevī 'haṁ (see sevati)];
inf. ~itum, Ap-a 201,5; — abs. mettaṁ ~itvā (v. l.
sevitvā), Ap-a 201,3; ~itvā, Vibh 193,26; — ger. ~it-
abba q. v.; — pp. ~ita q. v.