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kathan'-attha

, m., 1.a. the purpose of speaking; b.
the purpose of teaching;
2. the purpose of answering;
1.a. mukhaṁ nāma bhuñjanatthāya ca ~āya ca ka-
taṁ, Sp 374,16 ("the mouth is made for speaking");
tumhākaṁ ~āya āgato, Cp-a 188,19; — 1.b. duk-
khassa ariyasaccassa ~āya ayaṁ mātikā, Vibh-a
93,21; — 2. pañhaṁ ~āya nayaṁ dadamāno, Spk II
60,28 ("in order to answer the question").