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iriṇa

(and īriṇa; also readings iraṇa and irīṇa),
n. [sa. iriṇa, iraṇa (Lexx.), īriṇa], desert, wilderness,
salt or barren soil; in all texts vv. ll. occur;
rhythm
may be ≃ ≃ ˇ ; Abh 886 d (anissaya-mahībhāge tv
irīṇam (?) ūsare siyā); Sadd 921,12 iriṇaṁ īriṇaṁ
under mattā-bheda, quantitative alternation, cf.
Warder, Pali Metre § 99; Mogg VII 67; — araññe
~e vivane (Ee vane), Ja V 70,2* (ct. = sukkha-kan-
tāre; ī° of Ee is against mss.); araññe ~e vivane kena
nītā me dārakā, VI 560,35* (ct. = niroje; Ee ī°);
araññe ~e vivane andh' āhiṇḍām' ahaṁ tadā, Ap
255,10; migaluddo pure āsiṁ ~e kānane ahaṁ, 326,23;
'kantāre' ti nir-udake īriṇe (Ee; Ce ir°), Vv-a 334,25;
metaph.: samanuyuñjiyamāno +-aṁ āpajjati + ,
A V 156,6 = 158,11 = 160,22 = 162,12 (a bhikkhu
failing in examination; ~an ti tuccha-bhāvaṁ, Mp V
55,8); ifc. in the term tevijjā-īriṇa (BeNe ir°), D I 248,
17 tasmā idaṁ tevijjānaṁ brāhmaṇānaṁ tevijjā-~an
ti vuccati ("the desert or wilderness of the threefold
knowledge, the three
Vedas"; Sv 404,28 ~an ti agāma-
kaṁ mahā-araññaṁ vuccati).