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kathâpanāmanā

, f. [kathā + apa° (verb, noun <
apanāmeti, q.v.)], the act of diverting the conversation
(from the subject matter of a question): changing the
subject; cf. the expression
bahiddhā kathaṁ apanā-
meti, q.v. s.vv. apanāmeti and kathā 4.a.; bahiddhā
~ā nāma itthannāmaṁ āpattiṁ āpanno 'si ti vutte
Pāṭaliputtaṁ gato 'mhī ti, Mp-ṭ III 207,18; bahiddhā
~aṁ vissajjetvā, II 169,2.