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itthi-bhāva

, m., a. (abstr.) femininity, female sex,
womanhood;
(esp.) b. rebirth or existence as a woman
(considered inferior, undesirable and due to bad kar-
man); Sadd 67,19-26 (with quotation: vuttaṁ h'etaṁ
porāṇehi: "itthiyā bhāvo ~o, itthī ti vā bhavati etena
cittaṁ abhidhānañ cā ti ~o" ti); — a. in definitions of
itth'indriya (q. v. for refer.), Dhs § 633 etc.; Nāmar-p
516; Spk III 237,11 etc.; = itth'indriya, Nāmar-p 589;
passa tāva mama ~aṁ ! (gaṇikā boasting of her fem-
inine power of seduction
), Th-a II 193,32; — b. dukkho
~o akkhāto purisa-damma-sārathinā, Thī 216 (gāthā
aññatarāya yakkhiniyā ~aṁ garahantiyā bhāsitā,
Thī-a 178,4); ~o no kiṁ kayirā cittamhi susamāhite?,
S I 129,24* (Ee omits no) = Thī 61 (= mātugāma-
bhāvo, Thī-a 67,11-13); ~aṁ na gacchanti . . . bodhi-
yā niyatā narā, Ja I 45,3* (quoted Bv-a 271,22*, Cp-a
330,20*, Jinak 20,18*); na pāpuṇante va ca ~aṁ, Sad-
dhamma-s 66,13*; purisa-bhaven'eva antarā ~aṁ anā-
pajjitvā, Yam-a 106,10; ahaṁ ~aṁ anupagamma pu-
riso bhaveyyaṁ, Ap-a 162,27; attano mātuyā ~aṁ
jigucchantiyā va jhānaṁ uppādetvā, Th-a II 113,34;
~aṁ devatā-bhāvaṁ vā sandhāya, 226,1; itthī na
muñcati sadā puna ~aṁ, Tel 80; ~e ṭhatvâpi . . .
kāme garahantī, Ja IV 311,17; ~e chandaṁ virājetvā,
Dhp-a I 327,13; ~e cittaṁ ajjhāsayaṁ abhiruciṁ
vidhametvā ~e viratta-cittā hutvā, Pv-a 168,4; —
°-paṭilābha, m., obtaining rebirth as a woman; ~assa
vā napuṁsaka-bhāva-paṭilābhassa vā abhabbatā, Pj
I 34,6; — °-lakkhaṇa, mfn., characterized by femi-
ninity;
~aṁ ittn'indriyaṁ, Vism 447,7 (Vism-mhṭ Se
III 33,18); As 322,12; Abhidh-av 68,29; — °âbhāva,
m., (Gr.) absence of feminine gender; ~ā pun-napuṁ-
saka-bhāvâtideso na hoti, Sadd 770,16.