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āha

, pf. 3 sg. [ts.]; Sadd 816,1 foll.; 827,26 foll.;
Mogg VI 19 foll.;forms: āha, 3 and 2 sg.; āhu,
2 sg.; āhu and āhamsu, 3 pl. According to Geiger
§171 āhaṁsu was formed analogously after adaṁsu.
Bechert, MSS III (1953 Nachdruck) p. 66 prefers to
leave it an open question. Āhamsu is also prakrit, v.
Pischel § 518. — āha may precede or follow the or.
recta or can be loosely inserted; it may stand absolute
and
iti is sometimes omitted;tenses: āha stands
more or less outside the Pali tense system fust as in sa.

(see Kielhorn, Sanskrit Grammar § 327). Some exx.
may show this:
tad etarahi pi manussā . . . evam
~aṁsu: . . . ti. Tad eva porāṇaṁ aggaññam akkharaṁ
anupatanti . . ., D III 86,24 (present); Bhagavā etad
avoca: . . . Tathāgato . . . ācikkhati deseti . . . pas-
sathā ti câha, S II 25,23 (present > extra-temporal);
sigālo . . . āha: . . ., Ja II 28,6 (past between aorists,
in a narrative; so also e. g.
Mhv IV 13; V 57 etc.);
tenâha Bhagavā: . . ., Vism 348,17 (past > extra-tem-
poral
). See further Beghert, o. c. — Meanings: 1. to
say, speak, tell, state, relate, intimate; utter
(a stanza
etc.
); address (with acc. pers.); (in conversation): reply;
3 sg. brāhmaṇo evaṁ ~a: ". . . Gotamaṁ dassan[ā/a]-
ya upasaṅkamissāmī" ti, D I 112,26; so evam ~a:
". . ." ti, M I 93,2 (of a Jain whose words and opinion
are rendered
); 119,23 foll.; A II 207,27 (= vadeti,
Mp); na . . . ~a, Sn 790 (na katheti na bhaṇati na
dīpayati na voharati, Nidd I 87,16); bālo paro akusalo
ti câha, 887 (v. l. ~u; Pj II); yo vâpi katvā na karomī
ti câha, Dhp 306; naṁ Satthā . . . ti ~a, Dhp-a I
6,16; Ja II 28,5'; tenâpi "Kimatthaṁ ṭhito sī" ti
vutte tath'ev' ~a, III 53,24; "Bhadde, tvaṁ .. .
sukhena jīvāhī" ti ~a, IV 23,1; gātham ~a, Ja passim;
(repeated ) dārake ~a: ". . ." ti ~a, VI 332,18; . . . ti
ādim ~a, Ap-a 231,13; As 43,24; yadi so . . . ~a:
"na kkhamāmī" ti . . ., Mil 193,7; yathâha ... ti,
Vism 709,2; Jino . . . ~a yakkhe . . .: . . ., Mhv I 25
(omits ti ); ~a ... therassa taṁ sabbaṁ, IV 18;
in commentaries used to introduce queries or objections:
etthâha, e. g. Vjb Be 1960 254,22; 479,27; Vism 555,1;
566,4; v. also Ñm., The Guide, p. XI n. 7 (same use in
Jain cts.:
ettha sīso āha); 2 sg. ... ti Bhagavā . . .
na suddhim ~a, Sn 839 (trsl. Hare "they say"; Ñp.
"kann man sprechen"; na kathesi na bhaṇasi, Nidd
I 187,17 foll.; cf. Sn 840); kasmā tvaṁ ... evam
~a: ". . ." ti Mil 77,30; ayam ~u (!) purāṇikā kuṭī, Th
57 (wrongly taken = ahosi, Th-a); — 3 pl. (pucchiṁsu
. . .) Bhikkhū ajānaṁ yeva ~aṁsu: "Na jānāmā" ti,
apassaṁ yeva ~aṁsu „na passāmā" ti, Vin I 76,33;
saccaṁ kho ayyā ~aṁsu, III 72,12; Sp 811,21; ye
te, Gotama, evam ~aṁsu: ". . ." iti, D I 161,12;
Mil 73,6; tam enaṁ bhikkhū evam ~aṁsu, S II
268,24; ekekaṁ akkharam eva ~aṁsu, Spk I 142,17;
tam enaṁ pesalā ... evam ~aṁsu: "..." ti, A III 353,8;
Ud 31,27; ye . . . bhavena bhavassa vippamokkham
~aṁsu, 33,6; "Kama aniccā" iti câpi ~u, Th 188
(wrongly taken = aho v. l. ahosi, Th-a); (loosely in-
serted
) yâhu seṭṭhā manussesu sa me paññā na vijjati,
Ja III 73,22*; Áp-a 151,18; Bv-a 278,35; (without iti)
mātā pita evam ~u: sabbe pi pabbajjāma, Cp III 4,7
(Cp-a); Mil 121,30; tenâhu Porāṇā: ". . ." ti, Bu-up
38,3; — 2. to tell to, bid, order (with acc. gen. pers., acc.
rei
); 3 sg. tassa no Bhagavā pahānam ~a, M I 448,12;
(rājā). . . evam ~a: .. . usabhā haññantu .. ." ti, A II
207,27; rājā maṁ "uyyānaṁ māpehī" ti ~a, Ja
II 188,19 (so BeEe; rājā me nava-uyyānaṁ māpesi kiṁ
ti katvā, Se); "Ehi, bhikkhū" ti maṁ ~a, Th 625;
punar ~a mahīpati tassa yodhasatassâpi tatheva
pariyesituṁ, Mhv XXIII 98; — 3. to speak of, about
(acc); 3 pl. taṁ enaṁ evaṁ ~aṁsu: . A ti, S IV
344,1,12 etc.; ... ti ~u bhikkhuṁ, A II 15,11* ( =
kathayanti, Mp); III 353,8; IV 430,24; saccaṁ kir'-
evam ~aṁsu vastaṁ (so Be 1959 for Ce Ee bha-;
Se kalakaṁ) "bālo" ti paṇḍitā, Ja III 278,11*; —
4. to declare that there is, explain; 3 sg. na brāhmaṇo
aññato suddhim ~a, Sn 790 (Nidd I); 3 pl. ~u vyañ-
jananimittakovidā khajjabhojjarasalābhitāya nam,
D III 152,9*; dinnamahapphalam ~u, Vv 617.