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ibbha

, m(fn). [? ved. íbhya : íbha (household);
sa.
ibhya, wealthy; Asok i(b)bha, ibh(i)ya = vaiśya,
Buhler, ZDMG 37; Amg., Jain M. ibbha, (wealthy)
merchant
], exact meaning(s) uncertain, designation of
persons standing below the
brāhmaṇa and khattiya
classes, perh. (almost) the same as vessa: a householder,
merchant or farmer, layman
(as opposed to brāhmaṇa);
PED menial, a retainer; cf. Kern, Toev. s.v.; Buhler,
WZKM I 2 p. 76; Chalmers, JRAS I 894 p. 343;
R. O. Franke, D trsl. p. 90—91; Rhys Davids, D
trsl. I p. 113; Geldner, RV trsl. note to IX 57:3;
K. R. Norman, JOIB (Baroda) XVI 1966 p. 113 foll.
(ājīvika or other ascetic, deriv. from ibha, elephant);
— Abh 725 d ~o tv adḍho tathā dhanī ("opulent,
wealthy"
); — (a) meant as a slight: muṇḍakā sama-
ṇakā ~ā kiṇhā bandhupādâpaccā (about un-brahman-
ical ascetics
), D I 90,15 (Sv 254,23 ~ā ti gahapatikā;
pt — understanding the word as derived from ibha,
elephant — yathā ibho hatthi-vāhana-bhūto parassa
vasena vattati, na attano, evam ete pi brāhmaṇānaṁ
sussūsakā suddā parassa vasena vattanti, na attano,
tasmā ibha-sadisa-payogatāya ~ā ti) ≠ 103,16 ≠ III
81,16 foll. (~e; Sv 862,8) ≠ M I 334,16 foll. (Ps II
418,2) ≠ II 177,8 ≠ S IV 117,6 (Spk II 397,16 - Ps
= Sv); ~ā santā ~ā samānā na brāhmaṇe sakka-
ronti, D I 91,2 foll. (the young brāhmaṇa Ambattha's
description of the Sakya-jāti); (b) about persons intent
upon gain:
yathâpi ~ā dhana-dhañña-hetu kammāni
kārenti puthū pathavyā, Ja VI 214,13*; ~ā hi ete
samakā bhavanti, niccossukā kāmaguṇesu yuttā,
214,17*; (c) used quite respectfully in the dv.cpd. brah-
man'~ (same cpd. Asoka's 5th Rock-Edict; cf. brāh-
maṇa-gahapatika and BHS br°-gṛhapatika): Ja VI
223,22*; 228,8*; 229,11*; 230,17* (idaṁ vatvāna Vedeho
kāme ca bahumaññatha, na câpi brāhmaṇ'-~esu atthe
kismiñci vyāvaṭo). — — °-kula, n., the family of a
householder; ~e nibbatto, nibbatti(tvā), Th-a I 83,3;
107,20; 129,20; 131,11; 230,5; 231,26; II 78,29; 80,14;
82,3 (v. l. iddhakule and iddhe kule). — °-vāda, m.,
imputation of being
'ibbha' (see above a); paṭhamaṁ
(dutiyaṁ, tatiyaṁ) Sakkesu ~aṁ nipātesi, D I 91,9;
91,24; 92,5; Sakkesu ~ena nimmadeti, 92,7.